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(2008-04-15)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attempt to make it harder to expand
Michigan's sales tax to more services has failed in the
Legislature.
The Republican-led Senate on Tuesday fell two votes short of
sending the proposal to the House. Republicans and three Democrats
supported the measure, while other Democrats opposed it.
The measure would have changed the requirement to add the 6
percent sales tax to more services.
It now takes majority votes in both legislative chambers. The
proposed constitutional amendment would have required two-thirds
votes to add the tax to more services.
The Legislature expanded the sales tax to consulting,
landscaping and other services last year, but the tax increase was
repealed after businesses complained.
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