Mich. Legislators Back Ohio In Tax Cuts Case Against US

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A provision in the federal pandemic relief law stating that states must show they paid for tax cuts without coronavirus relief funds hampers Michigan's exercise of sovereign power, two key state lawmakers told a federal court Wednesday.

In an amicus brief supporting neighboring Ohio, Michigan's state House and Senate appropriations chairs, who control state funding for the legislature, told an Ohio federal court it should grant Ohio's motion to block the provision that withholds federal funds from states that directly or indirectly use those funds to cut taxes. On March 17 Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost asked the court to enjoin...

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