Monday, August 20, 2012

Candidate Scott Dianda to speak on taxes affecting seniors Aug. 21 at Café Rosetta

CALUMET -- Michigan House Representative Candidate Scott Dianda will be at Café Rosetta in Calumet at 8:30 a.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to talk about how new Michigan taxes on pensions and retirement income are affecting seniors.

Provisions of a law passed by House Republicans and Rick Snyder in 2011 that took effect this year also eliminate the homestead tax credit and senior exemption, which will further burden those living on a fixed income. In fact, the average 59-year-old couple in Michigan will see their income decrease by $3,000 from last year.

"We invite anybody who is concerned about these new tax increases to stop by Café Rosetta at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation," says Elise Matz, field director for the Dianda campaign. "We want to show our support for Scott as he fights to represent the 110th District in Lansing. Scott will also discuss how, if elected, he plans to repeal the new tax on seniors."

Café Rosetta is at 104 Fifth St. in downtown Calumet.

No comments: