Gov. Snyder challenged on tax tribunal appointment

LANSING, MI. (WLNS) – Governor Rick Snyder is getting push back on his latest appointment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal from an unusual area where residents are experienced with the nominee.

Late last month, Gov. Snyder appointed Marcus Abood to the tribunal but communities in the Upper Peninsula are trying to block him from joining that body.

The Michigan Tax Tribunal hears almost all disputes on property tax assessments in the state.

Abood has previously served on the tribunal and will get the appointment unless he is blocked by the Senate.

Upper Peninsula communities like Escanaba are asking the governor to cancel his appointment.

Abood is disliked in some areas of the U.P. because of key rulings on property values that cut revenue for communities in the north.

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