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, working families stood to lose out on an estimated $1.5 billion in additional tax income beginning next year. I am pleased my colleagues on the other side of the aisle realized how unacceptable that would be and worked quickly to fix it. Moving forward, my Democratic colleagues and I will continue our efforts to make our tax code work better for our state’s working families.”