Last week, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg and I introduced legislation to require the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies to produce an analysis that shows how each bill or joint resolution that seeks to amend our tax code would impact the tax burden of Michigan families.

Below you will find sample graphs based on my legislation to replace our flat income tax with a graduated income tax. The analysis shows our current state and local tax burden and our state and local tax burden under my plan, which would cut taxes for 95 percent of Michiganders.

As lawmakers, in order to make informed decisions, we need to understand how legislation that seeks to amend our tax code will impact Michigan families. This legislation would ensure that every lawmaker knows exactly how Michigan families would be impacted by future changes to our tax code.