LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bills 5420-5422, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption and give seniors age 62 and older a $100 tax credit. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“As soon as it became clear that the recently passed federal tax legislation was going to cause major problems for Michigan taxpayers, I put forth a proposal to ensure that our residents could still claim personal exemptions on their state income tax. Our families should not have to pay the price for a mistake made in Washington. I am pleased that my colleagues have recognized the need for immediate action on this issue, and I was proud to vote for legislation that will put more money in the pockets of Michigan families and seniors. While this is a step in the right direction, there is still much to be done to make our tax system fairer for retirees and working families, and I look forward to expanding on our work here today to make that happen.”