Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today welcomed Gov. Whitmer’s call for pension tax relief and a cap on out-of-pocket insulin prices. Both have long been priorities for Glenn, and they were supported by the governor in her State of the State address.
Glenn campaigned on providing pension tax relief for Michiganders. An income tax was added to pension income in 2011, but Glenn says that should be phased out and eliminated.
“Seniors who worked hard and paid income taxes for decades need and deserve some relief in their retirement years,” Glenn said. “I’m glad the governor agrees, and I will work with her to get money-saving changes for retirees enacted in state law. Especially now – with all of the financial challenges posed by the COVID pandemic and rising inflation – people need this relief.”
Glenn reiterated her call for tax relief in a statement last week.
Glenn co-sponsors legislation that would lower costs for many diabetics in need of insulin. Under terms of House Bill 4346 – approved by the House with overwhelming bipartisan support in March – insurance companies could charge no more than $50 for each 30-day supply.
“This is one of many steps the state should take to help lower medical costs and keep Michigan families healthy,” Glenn said.
Rep. Glenn talks about her committee testimony on her HB 5889 which would make communications between human trafficking victims and their counselors confidential and inadmissible in court proceedings without the victim’s prior written consent. Similar protection is already allowed in Michigan law for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. The legislation remains under consideration in […]