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Statement from AARP Michigan Director Paula D. Cunningham on Senate Action to Repeal Retirement Tax


“AARP Michigan applauds today’s action in the Michigan Senate to repeal the state’s retirement tax that for too long, has weighed heavily on an already financially vulnerable population in our state. Enacted through Public Act 38 of 2011, this tax blindsided Michigan retirees who unexpectedly saw their budgeted monthly incomes diminished. Year after year, millions of Michiganders who worked hard and played by the rules saw their retirement undercut by this tax, forcing many to go back to work or delay retirement. AARP has fought this tax from the start and today we turn our focus to the members in the Michigan House of Representatives who now have the opportunity to right this wrong once and for all. We urge those legislators – all 110 of them, to get it done and repeal this onerous tax. It’s time to make things right.”

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