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Lessenberry on possible changes to Michigan's tax code, marijuana legalization

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The new federal tax bill could lead to higher state income taxes, so Gov. Snyder wants to restore the state's personal exemption.

The federal tax overhaul could affect Michigan's tax code. The federal personal exemption has been eliminated, but Michigan has state deductions tied to it. Gov. Snyder wants to restore the state's personal exemption, so that Michigan doesn't collect more tax than it would have before. 

Michigan Radio's Morning Edition host Doug Tribou and Jack Lessenberry discuss what this could mean for Michigan taxpayers.

They also talk about why state Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette won't participate in a series of town halls before the primary, and growing support for marijuana legalization. 

This post has been corrected to reflect that it's Attorney General Schuette, not Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who has declined to participate in the town halls.

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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