Michigan is going to collect $200 more to offset the state’s income tax hike.
Rick Snyder announced Tuesday that the revenue from property tax hikes would go to the Michigan Department of Human Services to help fund the $5.6 billion budget.
That means property taxes will increase by 3.4 percent next year.
That’s the highest in a decade.
Gov.-elect Jennifer Granholm, who won re-election in November, also announced a new tax increase of 2.5 percent to offset a 5.5-percent tax hike that went into effect July 1.
Granholm says she wants to reduce Michigan’s reliance on the federal government, and she’s trying to protect families from paying higher taxes.
Snyder says the budget that she’s proposed for fiscal year 2018 is one of the strongest in the country.