MI House Approves “Good Jobs for Michigan” Plan

From the Associated Press — The Michigan House has approved the Good Jobs for Michigan tax incentives plan. Qualified companies that create hundreds or thousands of Michigan jobs would receive state tax incentives under bills approved by lawmakers. The votes Wednesday come six years after Governor Rick Snyder and fellow Republicans ended such breaks in favor of a scaled-back economic development program. Advocates say the new incentives are structured better and will help Michigan compete with other states to land new good-paying jobs. Critics call the Snyder-backed legislation “crony capitalism” and say it comes at the expense of individuals who also deserve a tax break.
Snyder has pushed for passage of the “Good Jobs” program this summer, as Michigan tries to persuade Taiwanese electronics contractor Foxconn to build a 5,000-employee display panel factory in the state.