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What seemed like a good idea in 1994 is becoming more and more visibly a fiasco. Proposal A was widely adored at the time of passage for using an increased sales tax to fund schools while providing tax breaks to homeowners. With both municipal and school budgets now relying significantly on the sales tax, the drastic drop in sales tax revenues that comes from economic downturns is threatening a death spiral of faltering schools and cities reinforcing Michigan’s economic crisis.
With the hangover from yesterday’s feel-good anti-tax measures upon us, perhaps we as a State can move past the fallacy of bleeding our way to health and work on real solutions. Or, perhaps not.
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