News From Rep. Peterson

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday, the Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bills 748 and 750, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption. In response, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement:

“Working families throughout Michigan need tax relief, which is why I was pleased to vote in favor of these bills to make up for the mistakes made in Washington D.C. As a result of the tax plan pushed through Congress last year,...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday, the Legislature passed legislation that would eliminate driver responsibility fees for Michigan drivers. In response, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement:

“Since their inception in 2003, driver responsibility fees have served the sole purpose of balancing our state’s budgets on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens, and I was proud to join my colleagues in putting an end to this repressive system once and for all. Being saddled...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Today the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police met to hear the House Fiscal Agency’s summary of Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation. The total budget request for the 2018-19 fiscal year is just over $700 million. This is a 1.8 percent increase over the current fiscal year’s budget. For more information, view the attached PDF.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

This week, Gov. Rick Snyder made his eighth and final budget presentation to the Legislature outlining his spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2018-19, beginning Oct. 1. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee I was present to hear the governor lay out his ideas on how to spend your tax dollars. I also heard a chorus of protestors in the halls of the Capitol loudly chanting their dissent. While the governor occasionally had to raise...

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday, the House passed a package of bills in response to the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act late last year. Without these bills, Michigan taxpayers would lose their ability to file personal and dependent exemptions beginning in the next tax year. In response, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement:

“I was happy to vote in favor of these bills yesterday to make up for the negative...

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