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Michigan democrats discuss plan to lower state taxes

Lansing Capitol Building (FILE)

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Democratic state lawmakers are working to get michigan residents lower taxes.

They say 94-percent of the state could see the change if their plan to swap the state's flat tax for a graduated income tax is passed.

"Those making $200,000 or less would see a decrease in their taxes, as far as their income tax," said Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason).

Rep. Cochran says a new EPIC/MRA poll shows 70-percent of Michigan residents support the graduated income tax proposal.

GOP spokesperson, Gideon D'Assandro, says house republicans' goal is to cut taxes for every Michigan worker.

D'Assandro says the graduated income tax picks winners and losers.

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