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Legislators oppose reappointment to MI Tax Tribunal


LANSING, MI--   Two Upper Peninsula lawmakers oppose Governor Whitmer’s reappointment of Victoria Enyart to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. 

Representative Sara Cambensy and Senator Ed McBroom say Enyart has been instrumental in holding up efforts to abolish the “dark store” tax loophole. It allows big-box retailers to say their stores can’t easily be resold, so they should be taxed as though they’re empty or dark. The lawmakers say that reduces the amount of revenue needed for public safety and education.

Enyart was on the tribunal when it decreased the amount of taxes Menard’s could pay the City of Escanaba. The Lowe’s in Marquette Township won a $755,000 refund for its store.

Enyart’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. As a member of the Advice and Consent Committee, McBroom is requesting a hearing on the appointment.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.