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Governor Whitmer proposes a tax rebate for Michigan's working families

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is proposing giving a five hundred dollar tax rebate to what she describes as "Michigan’s working families."

In a letter to state legislative leaders, the governor writes: “Michiganders are facing rising prices on food, gas, and other everyday expenses.”

Whitmer is proposing what she calls the “MI Tax Rebate Right Now” which would send a $500 tax rebate to Michigan’s working families.

The letter does not specifically identify who would be eligible for the “working family” tax rebate or how much it may cost to implement.

The proposal comes during an election year for Governor Whitmer.

This week, the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference will finalize the state’s joint revenue estimates. It's expected to predict a multi-billion dollar budget surplus.