Michigan bill requires candidates to release tax returns

A bill introduced in Lansing today would require candidates for president and vice president to file a copy of their federal tax returns.

LANSING, MICH. - A bill introduced in Lansing would require candidates for president and vice president to file a copy of their federal tax returns with the Michigan Secretary of State.

The Senate measure says candidates have to make returns available for the previous five years and it has to be done at least 60 days before the November general election. Those who fail to do so will not see their names on the Michigan ballot.

The bill was introduced by Democratic lawmaker Steven Bieda of Warren.

President Donald Trump has faced questions about his finances,and has refused to release his tax returns, citing ongoing IRS audits.

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