A busy two weeks of false starts
It’s football season, and the penalty call of a false start, where one player crosses the line before the play begins, could just as easily apply to a number of bills.
Legislature quickly takes up bills to prevent local taxes on food
The House and Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committees took up legislation this week that MRA has been working on to keep food and beverages tax-free at the local level.
Legislators returned from summer break this week and session will continue into mid-late December. The legislature will take its normal 2-week hunting break over the Thanksgiving holiday. All indications point to the fall session being fairly light.
Legislature leaves for summer break
This week the legislature adjourned for its annual summer recess. Well, mostly. Each chamber designates one session day in July and August in order to take up any urgent business that may arise during the break.
Michigan Supreme Court changes
The past two months have seen a number of changes to the makeup of the Michigan Supreme Court. Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday named Court of Appeals Judge Kurtis Wilder to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Sugar-sweetened beverage and snack waiver defeated
As the legislature moves closer to finalizing the budget, language added to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget attracted some concern from retailers but has since been removed.
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.