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2007 House Bill 5198: Impose new 6 percent tax on many services (Senate Roll Call 398)
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Passed 19 to 19 in the Senate on October 1, 2007, to impose a 6 percent tax on a wide variety of services, including various personal services, and a number of services used primarily by businesses. Altogether the new tax will take some $750 million. Major components include a $230 million tax on business consultant services, $98 million on "office administration" services, and $50 million on janitorial services, to name just a few. More than half the revenue is from taxing business services. The bill is part of a package to avoid spending cuts in the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 budget; the other major tax increase is to raise the state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent (House Bill 5194).
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The vote was 19 in favor, 19 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 398 at Senate Journal 100)

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Republican
148614%
851585%
1000%
21 total votes
Democrat
94694%
5955%
1000%
17 total votes
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8 total votes

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Impose new 6 percent tax on many services

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)
Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)Olshove (D)
Prusi (D)Schauer (D)Scott (D)Switalski (D)Thomas (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Garcia (R)Jelinek (R)Kuipers (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)
Kahn (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)Richardville (R)
Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)  




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)  n  Birkholz (R)
  n  Bishop (R)Y    Brater (D)  n  Brown (R)  n  Cassis (R)Y    Cherry (D)
Y    Clark-Coleman (D)Y    Clarke (D)  n  Cropsey (R)Y    Garcia (R)  n  George (R)
  n  Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jacobs (D)
  n  Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)  n  McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)  n  Richardville (R)
  n  Sanborn (R)Y    Schauer (D)Y    Scott (D)  n  Stamas (R)Y    Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)  n  Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 398 on 2007 House Bill 5198

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