Michigan Statewide Business Groups to Release Poll Results Showing Voters' Mood on Proposed Sales Tax on Services

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Association of REALTORS® will reveal results of a new poll indicating a major shift in public opinion on a proposed state sales tax on services at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the 22nd floor conference room of the Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing.

Participating in the media briefing will be: Rich Studley, President & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Bill Martin, CEO of the Michigan Association of REALTORS©; and Neil Newhouse, of Public Opinion Strategies.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm proposed a plan to lower the state sales tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent and expand the tax to most consumer services as a way to plug a projected $1.7 billion deficit in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

  CONTACT:  Betty McNerney,
  Senior Director of Communications
  Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  (517) 371-7663

  Brad Ward, Director of Public Policy
  & Legal Affairs
  Michigan Association of REALTORS©
  (517) 334-5547

  /PRNewswire -- May 11/

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SOURCE: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Web Site: http://www.michamber.com/