Yesterday, Hoadley took an anti-taxpayer, anti-small business vote.
Last night, the Michigan House passed Senate Bill 943 to defer summer property tax bills for taxpayers. The bill would permit individuals and businesses to defer Summer 2020 property taxes, allowing local governments to receive advances from the state so no budgets deficits arise.
The bill would provide relief for families and small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, yet Jon Hoadley voted against providing taxpayers penalty-free property tax relief. This property tax relief earned near unanimous support a few weeks ago and would protect funding for schools and local governments.
Weeks ago, Hoadley penned an op-ed calling on the federal government to provide more relief to Michiganders, but when he was given the opportunity to do so himself - he voted to hammer struggling families with a big property tax bill. As many small businesses were forced to shut down and others struggle to afford to pay their massive property tax bill, state Representative Hoadley rejected common sense relief to help these local job providers.
“It’s outrageous that Jon Hoadley voted against helping families and small businesses that are unable to pay these tax bills through no fault of their own.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. “This is further proof that the voters of Southwest Michigan cannot afford to send Jon Hoadley to Washington this November.”