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Proposal would eliminate the double tax on business property

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(04/03/14) - Members of Michigan Citizens for Strong and Safe Communities want to see changes to the state's business tax law.

A proposal, set for the Aug. 5 ballot, would eliminate the double tax on business property, without taking away revenue from local governments.

Business owners currently have to pay a tax on equipment and their property.

Some Flint police officers and Mayor Walling are behind the proposal. They say it would help create jobs and make Michigan economically competitive.

"This is critical to allowing Michigan communities to provide essential services, such as police and fire, without raising taxes," Walling said.

If voters approve the ballot proposal, manufacturing businesses would see the tax phased out starting in 2016.

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