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MacDonald calls Whitmer’s tax relief veto ‘March Madness’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, on Friday issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Senate Bill 768, a bipartisan $2.5 billion tax cut plan to reduce the state’s personal income tax rate, provide families with a $500 per child tax credit, and protect more income for Michigan’s seniors:

“Apparently inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament, often called March Madness, the governor has decided to play the role of a power team that crushes the hopes of the underdog.

“Vetoing tax relief while the state is seeing a huge surplus and families are facing higher prices due to runaway inflation is not the kind of March Madness the people want.

“The governor’s veto is a slap in the face to struggling families across Michigan facing real challenges to make ends meet as they deal with increased costs for everything from gas to groceries — all while the state continues to see record revenues.”