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Lawmakers call for state income tax cut

January 7, 2014
LANSING — Anticipating a sizable budget surplus, Republican lawmakers want to enact a broad-based tax cut for residents this election year — most likely a reduction in Michigan's income tax. Read More

Michigan Restaurant Association calls conditional liquor license bill 'great step'

March 13, 2013
The state's House Regulatory Reform Committee passed legislation Tuesday, HB 4277, that would create a “conditional” or temporary liquor license for applicants of on- and off-premises establishments — while a full background investigation is conducted by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Read More

Local group beats lame duck deadline

A hectic last minute push by coalition succeeds in getting ‘better’ PPT bill.

January 18, 2013
During the waning moments of the state Legislature’s lame duck session, House Speaker Jase Bolger told a contingent of local government officials and business representatives they had an hour to find 56 votes to ratify a version of the Personal Property Tax phaseout legislation that contained an acceptable revenue reimbursement plan. Read More

Gov. Snyder signs law cracking down on organized retail crime

December 31, 2012
Two bills Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law should perk up the ears of retail owners. Read More

State Senate approves industrial property tax repeals

December 13, 2012
| By AP
LANSING — Legislation aiming to eliminate $600 million in taxes businesses annually pay on computers and equipment has cleared the Michigan Senate. Read More

Thousands swarm state Capitol to protest right-to-work bills

December 11, 2012
LANSING –– Thousands of pro-labor protesters have swarmed the Michigan Capitol to denounce a Republican effort to approve legislation that would dilute the power of unions. Read More

The state Capitol may shut down today with unfinished business

December 11, 2012
When newly elected Gov. Rick Snyder cautioned his fellow Republicans two years ago that a right-to-work bill would be a divisive measure for the state, he was being prophetic. Read More

Videos: Gov. Snyder backs right to work; Rep. Dillon speaks against bills

December 7, 2012
The Republican-controlled Legislature passed right-to-work bills Thursday that Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law next week. Read More

State House approves Blue Cross overhaul

December 7, 2012
| By AP
LANSING –– The Republican-led Michigan House on Thursday followed the Senate in approving a proposal to end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's tax-exempt status and transform it from a charitable trust to customer-owned nonprofit. Read More

Michigan Legislature approves right-to-work bills amid protests

December 7, 2012
LANSING –– Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless to stop it. Read More