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Legislature Seeks to Keep Personal Exemption

Jan 19, 2018

This week, the Senate passed legislation, 37-0, ensuring Michigan taxpayers can continue to claim the personal exemption on income taxes. Due to a quirk in current laws, Michigan’s exemption was tied to the federal government’s rate. Following the recent federal tax reform, which eliminated the exemption, taxpayers in Michigan would no longer be able to […]

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Special House Election Announced

Jan 19, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder announced dates for a special election to fill the vacant 68th House District. The special primary election will be held on August 7, while the special general election will be held on November 6. Both dates coincide with regularly scheduled elections. The special elections will only be to fill the remainder of […]

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Budget Director Resigns, New Director Named

Jan 19, 2018

Late last Friday afternoon it was announced that State Budget Director Al Pscholka is resigning, effecting February 28. Serving as his replacement will be the Governor’s Director of Strategy, John Walsh. “John will have big shoes to fill when he takes over Al’s role as budget director. But from our long relationship with John when […]

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Legislature Votes to Override Gubernatorial Veto

Jan 19, 2018

On Wednesday, the legislature took the rare step to override Governor Rick Snyder’s veto of legislation that would move up the date of the phaseout of sales tax on vehicle trade-ins by ten years. By a vote of 37-0, the Senate had no problem getting the necessary two-thirds vote approval of all members. Later the […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of January 20 – 26, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule. On Tuesday, January 23, Governor Rick Snyder will give his eighth and final State of the State address at 7 p.m. Following the address, MLC will post a full recap of the speech on our blog. On Wednesday, January 24, […]

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The State Could Be Holding Your Money… All You Need to do is Claim It!

Jan 17, 2018

While everyone is dreaming about how they’d spend the recent massive Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, most folks don’t realize that they might be in line for a big win and they don’t even need to buy a lottery ticket. Each state keeps unclaimed property and there’s a good chance that your name or company […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Jan 16, 2018

Below are some of the articles that the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week.  We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do. This is What Happened When I Scheduled Time to Procrastinate – Why should you schedule a block of time for something that most of us do […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jan 15, 2018

MLC President Tim Ward gave an insider’s view of the executive office. Several changes were announced within the Michigan Agency for Energy. Governor Rick Snyder called on the legislature to resolve the state income tax issue that occurred following recent federal tax reforms. The Department of Environmental Quality filed a lawsuit seeking long-term solutions for […]

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