Legislators are currently discussing the business equipment personal property tax (PPT) and ways to replace the funds if it is eliminated. Replacement is critical to maintaining the services Kent County residents rely on. Without replacement of the PPT, services will be reduced or may cease entirely.
We agree the PPT is not a wise tax; why penalize businesses for trying to grow? But the services it funds – municipalities, schools and, of course, libraries – are anything but unwise. These are the entities voters have said again and again are worthy of their tax dollars. These are services that define vibrant communities and convince businesses and people to move in and to stay.
Michigan’s public libraries are not asking for more money; we’re simply asking that we be allowed to continue to provide quality library services that meet the needs of our residents. Please take a moment and tell your legislators you want a PPT replacement plan, and that you want libraries included.
Thank you for your support!
Lance Werner, director
Kent District Library
Posted by: Lance Werner