DETROIT — State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) joined Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and other Michigan leaders for a rally in Detroit yesterday as the final stop of a nationwide bus tour to advocate for tax fairness. As a champion for tax parity in Michigan, Ellison has joined with state Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Hazel Park) and Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) to implement a graduated income tax through House Bill 4481. If passed and enacted into law, Michigan would join 32 other states that have moved away from a flat tax rate.

“Implementing a fair tax system can and will make a real difference for Michigan’s working families,” said Ellison. “Most folks are more than willing to pay their fair share if it means our state can offer safe roads, excellent educational opportunities and ensure our natural resources are protected. I look forward to continuing this fight to level the playing field for all Michigan taxpayers.”

The bus tour spanned 19 states and Washington, D.C. and included 40 events over the course of 35 days. In addition to the event in Detroit, the organization also held a tour stop and rally in downtown Lansing on Monday.