Qualified taxpayers would be able to claim that about $4,000 of their income is tax exempt. A report (PDF) by Michigan’s nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency estimated that the exemption would cost between $5 million to $10 million per year.
Democrats made Michigan into a key front in their “war on women” campaign after a female lawmaker was banned from speaking over her use of the word “vagina” during a debate on a bill that would have banned abortions throughout the state. Partially as a result of high voter turnout among women, Michigan reelected President Barack Obama by a wide margin and sent. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) back to Congress.