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Part Two The Michigan Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Finance and Taxation

From: The Michigan State Constitution

Susan P. Fino

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

The legislature shall impose taxes sufficient with other resources to pay the expenses of state government. Section 1 requires the state government to generate enough money through taxes (when combined with other resources of the state) to pay for state government. This section finds its origins in Article XIV, section 1 of the Constitution of 1850. The 1963 version is a simply a revision of the 1908 language. A tax is an enforced proportioned burden, charge, or contribution from persons and property, levied by the state, by virtue of its sovereignty, for the...
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