Month: March 2017

Gov’t Affairs News: potential tax increases, pre-Labor Day school start and more

Legislation to discourage property tax appeals reintroduced

Legislation creating an unfair property tax appeals system that would increase the cost and length of the appeals process was reintroduced on March 22.

Michigan retailers forecast spring sales growth

LANSING – More than three of every four Michigan retailers (76 percent) expect to increase their spring sales over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Gov’t Affairs News: gas station skimmers, drone task force and more

Gas station credit card skimmer legislation reintroduced

Legislation to require certain security measures to combat credit card skimmers on motor fuel pumps was introduced as SB 228 on March 9.