State Rep. Mark Tisdel today introduced a resolution calling for Congress to strengthen a tax credit that helps small businesses hire people most in need of a job.
“Work is empowering; it gives us purpose and enables us to provide for physical needs,” said Tisdel, of Rochester Hills. “The federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit encourages businesses to hire people most in need of a job, but over the years, the program has not kept pace with increasing costs. Congress should empower working families by reevaluating and bolstering the tax credit.”
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, created in 1996, helps businesses hire employees meeting certain criteria, such as certain veterans facing hardship and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. House Resolution 198 would urge Congress to strengthen the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The measure notes that improving the program could help provide jobs for potential workers who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HR 198 was referred to the Committee on Tax Policy, where Tisdel serves as majority vice chair.
After General Motors Co. announced its plans for a $7 billion investment in four facilities in Michigan to support an estimated 5,000 jobs, state Rep. Mark Tisdel today said the announcement shows a bipartisan economic development plan he supported is already yielding results.
State Rep. Mark Tisdel of Rochester Hills, a member of the House Health Policy Committee, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for reduced insulin costs in her State of the State address:
Rep. Tisdel, the Vice Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, looks ahead to Wednesday’s State of the State Address, saying there needs to be a better balance between Michigan’s quality of life and job retention and attraction, especially with primary care physicians.