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Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates Taxpayer Protection Pledge signer Tudor Dixon for securing the GOP nomination for the gubernatorial race in the Great Lake State. 

Dixon has shown her commitment to protecting Michigan taxpayers’ wallets. She is a signer of ATR’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment from candidates to voters promising them to protect their wallets and oppose any net tax increases. Dixon has said that putting the income tax on a path to zero is one of her top priorities. This is in stark contrast to current Governor Gretchen Whitmer who has vetoed numerous bills passed by Michigan Republicans to reduce the tax burden on taxpayers. 

With Michigan having a substantial revenue surplus the GOP led state legislature sent multiple bills to the Governor’s desk to reduce taxes in the state. A $2.5 billion income tax cut was proposed in March along with a gas tax holiday but Whitmer quickly vetoed both. The income tax cut would have reduced the state rate from 4.25% to 3.9%. The state legislature tried again to secure tax relief over the summer that would have created $2.7 billion in relief along with expanding the earned income tax credit and the establishment of a new child tax credit but was once again shutdown by Governor Whitmer.  

Dixon‘s goal to make the state more competitive with other no-income tax states and repair the state’s image as being hostile to businesses which will most likely involve slashing the corporate tax rate that currently sits at 6%. She also has plans to cut 40% of the state’s regulations over the next four years. Several bureaucratic processes stand in the way of beneficial growth in the agriculture and manufacturing industries. These moves will spurn economic growth for the state.  

Between her commitment to protecting taxpayer’s wallets and her big plans to spur economic growth in the state it is evident that Tudor Dixon is head and shoulders above the field.