Posts tagged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    Michigan Senate passes public sector right-to-work repeal; Whitmer to sign

    March 16, 2023 // The Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved a right-to-work repeal bill in a party-line vote. House Bill 4004, a repeal of Michigan’s right-to-work law in the public sector, will headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk, and she is expected to sign it. Last week, the Michigan House approved two repeal bills, 4004 and its private sector equivalent, House Bill 4005, in a single day, from committee to the full House. Tuesday the Senate did the same. Records show that the Committee of the Whole approved House Bill 4004 in the morning, and the full Senate voted in the afternoon.

    Michigan: House Democrats introduce plan to offer tax credits for union dues

    March 15, 2023 // F. Vincent Vernuccio is a senior fellow with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and president of the Institute for the American Worker. “The award for worst new labor giveaway goes to House Bill 4235," Vernuccio told The Center Square. "The bill would force Michigan taxpayers to pay government union dues. The bill gives a full tax credit for government union dues to public employees. This is not to be confused with a tax deduction. "This means that if a public employee pays $1,000 in dues, the state, courtesy of Michigan taxpayers, we'll take $1,000 off of their taxes. If they don't owe $1,000 in taxes the state will simply write them a check for the difference. No other state has gone this far and worse there's no cap on either the amount the state will pay or how much someone will get back. Unions could theoretically raise dues to $20,000 and the state would pay it."