Rep. Jim Haadsma Votes to Cut Taxes for Michigan Parents, Seniors

State Representative Jim Haadsma voted to lower the income tax, establish a new $500 per child credit, and expand the earned income tax credit.

Rep. Jim Haadsma Votes to Cut Taxes for Michigan Parents, Seniors

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

In response to rising prices, Battle Creek’s State Representative Jim Haadsma voted for a variety of tax relief measures that will put nearly $3 billion back in Michigan voters’ pockets.

The raft of measures will lower the income tax rate from 4.25 percent to 4 percent, raise the personal exemption on income taxes, add a new $500 per child tax credit and expand the earned income tax credit.

Rep. Haadsma explained his support for the cuts by saying that, “the folks I know are struggling daily with the higher costs of a gallon of gas and other goods brought on by a war in Europe as well as an unexpectedly strong recovery from the COVID pandemic in the past year.” Nevertheless, he continued, “I’m optimistic about the economy we’re building under the leadership of President Biden and Governor Whitmer.”

Haadsma is currently serving his second term representing Michigan’s 62nd district in Calhoun County. A native of Muskegon, Haadsma has spent more than three decades as a lawyer specializing in workers’ compensation and labor law.