Governor gives legislature two victories, budget season begins
Legislators scored a major victory last week as the Gov. Snyder agreed to forgive $637.1 million in outstanding driver responsibility fees and raise the personal income tax exemption to $4,900 by 2021.
Gov. Snyder’s last state of the state: jobs, civility and recycling
Late last month Gov. Rick Snyder gave his eighth and final State of the State address. He took the opportunity to recap all the progress Michigan has made in the past seven years and to share the items still on his to-do list before he leaves office.
Welcome back and welcome grocers!
Legislators are back and wasted no time getting back up to speed. The House and Senate returned on Jan. 11 and have been busy working on tax relief for citizens.
The legislature adjourned this week for the year and will not return until Wednesday, Jan. 10. Accordingly, our government affairs updates will be put on hold until after the holidays.
Legislature takes quick break before year-end push
The legislature made sure to rush through a list of items the last two weeks before heading out on its two-week “hunting break” that falls each year between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
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.