2012 Senate Bill 1015

Give tuition subsidies to all high school grads

Introduced in the Senate

March 13, 2012

Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-18)

To give all Michigan high school graduates up to five years of grants covering tuition in a state college or university. Funding would come from repealing $1.8 billion worth of current state tax deductions, exemptions and credits.<p>This list of so-called “<a href=" http://www.michigan.gov/documents/treasury/ExecBudgAppenTaxCreditsDedExempts_FY_2011_343232_7.pdf ">tax expenditures</a>” from which this money would come includes both corporate welfare subsidies and tax breaks, and potential expansions of various taxes paid by individuals (larger items include repeal of the 18 mill principle residence property tax exemption, the income tax personal exemption, and the sales tax on food exemption; the list also includes many smaller and more obscure items).

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

April 17, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Referred to the Committee on Finance