initially urging caution on a proposal to raise the Corporate Income Tax from 6

percent to 11 percent and directing the new revenue to roads, the Michigan

Building Trades has now decided to endorse the proposal.

There was no

word from Building Trades officials, but Citizens for Fair Taxes, the group

backing the proposal, said in a statement that the union had joined the

coalition in favor of the plan.


appreciate the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council for their

strong support of the Fair Fix ballot proposal that would make corporations,

not just middle class and working families, pay their fair share when it comes

to fixing our crumbling roads and bridges,” Tom Lutz, spokesman for

Citizens for Fair Taxes, said in a statement.


left with Building Trades officials were not returned.

The initial

unions to support the proposal were the Michigan Laborers, the Operating

Engineers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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