September 5, 2014Congratulations to the July 27. 2014 Workshop participants upon their graduation:from left: Thomas Lewis and Taylor Courtland. Taylor continues at Arcosanti as a staff member of the Cafe and Visitors Center.[photo by Melanie Husband]
Categories: Theis News 17Jan Theis: Overriding veto will provide sales tax relief for Michigan families State Rep. Lana Theis today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with her House colleagues.The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions on purchases including a trade-in through 2039. With today’s vote, the reductions will be fully implemented a decade earlier.“I voted in favor of the veto override because providing tax relief on trade-ins will provide an incentive for residents across the state to buy new vehicles,” said Theis, of Brighton, after the House joined the Senate in overriding a veto of legislation from Gov. Rick Snyder. “This will ultimately lead to further support of our car industry – Michigan’s most vital industry.”The Senate bills overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature were vetoed by the governor in July.The new law speeds reforms approved in 2013, allowing buyers to subtract the value of their trade-ins from the purchase price of a vehicle for sales tax purposes. The accelerated sales tax relief also will apply to boats and recreational vehicles bought with a trade-in.