Aftermath of Prop 15-1’s failure: fast search for “Plan B”
Voters resoundingly rejected Proposal 15-1 on Tuesday. The proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution to increase the sales tax by one cent and adopt other measures to fund road repairs received approval from only 20 percent of voters.
Annual legislative reception another success
Michigan Retailers Association held its annual legislative reception on Tuesday and had excellent attendance. Thirty-two legislators attended, including Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich,
Legislators leave for two-week break
Legislators are on a two-week break, starting today. Accordingly, MRA will not send a Government Affairs News update until after legislators return on April 14.
Retail fraud bills to be reintroduced
2014 legislation that would allow for the recovery of law enforcement costs related to retail fraud cases will be reintroduced this term. Last year’s Senate bill never made it out of a House committee due to confusion that the bill would add new penalties for retail fraud.
Lame-duck session ends after passing Main Street Fairness
The 97th Michigan Legislature wrapped up its lame-duck session shortly before 7 a.m. today and delivered a huge victory for retailers before adjourning.