At the end of the year, the Michigan state legislature failed to pass legislation to reinstate their historic tax credit program. Despite passing the state Senate with strong support and being favorably recommended out of committee in the House, the bill didn't come up for a vote in the full House during the recent lame duck session. Michigan has been without a state historic tax credit program since the program was zeroed out in 2011. The bill would have established a 25% historic tax credit in the state.
The setback is not deterring preservation advocates in Michigan. Michigan's incoming governor, Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer has expressed support for the historic tax credit and advocates expect bills to establish a historic tax credit to be reintroduced in early 2019.
Join the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for their Historic Preservation Advocacy Day 2019 on February 26th, 2019. The annual advocacy day will feature basic advocacy training and the opportunity to meet with legislators and staff, all in support of historic preservation and the reinstatement of Michigan's Historic Tax Credit. The deadline to register is January 31st.
Learn more and register today!
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