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The Detroit News has an article on proposed city income taxes in Ann Arbor, Ypsi, and Mount Clemens, including a complaint from a commuter that non-residents would be subject to the tax without an opportunity to vote on it:
“It’s like taxation without representation,” Rob Nicholl said . . . Nicholl, a native of England, now lives in Pinckney and commutes to his engineering job at Ann Arbor’s Federal-Mogul. “They could just be getting back (at me).”
The News also runs an editorial calling local income taxes “a desperation move that cost jobs, and ultimately tax revenue,” noting that while the University of Michigan is a “captive” employer, others (like Pfizer, Proquest, etc.) are not.
A poll on whether readers would support a local income tax shows 91% polling against, with comments indicating that the Detroit News’ readership is probably made up of TJ and the Michigan Review staff.
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