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Breaking Tax Cut Promise In 2011 Cost Michigan Taxpayers $4.3 Billion (So Far)

In 2007, Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed what was labeled as a temporary tax hike, taking the Michigan income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent. One provision would have reversed the increase by 0.1 percent a year starting in 2011.

But in 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder and a Republican Legislature canceled all but one of those annual rollbacks. As a result, since that year Michigan income taxpayers have sent a total of $4.3 billion more to Lansing than would be the case had the tax cut promise been kept.