“Rain Tax” defeated

Date: January 18, 2019

2018 Michigan Victories

Senate Bill 756, sponsored by Republican Marty Knollenberg, would have authorized local governments to impose a “rain tax” to fund municipal sewer projects and maintenance without a local vote. The bill was an attempt to get around a Michigan Supreme Court ruling that such “fees” are taxes and require a local vote. The taxes are based on how much rain falls on a property. In cities, where the tax was attempted, bills were sent to small businesses for thousands of dollars. With NFIB opposition, the bill never made it to the governor’s desk and died at the end of session.

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