Category Archives: State Government

Transportation Infrastructure meeting leaves members hopeful

MABA logo BrownMichigan roads may see less agricultural traffic if transportation infrastructure plans continue to move forward. Read more

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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Campaign to repeal tax on business equipment working to win over voters

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Michigan Capital Building

Local government and business groups have begun a campaign to convince voters to adopt a complicated question on the August ballot. It would repeal and replace an unpopular portion of Michigan’s personal property tax (PPT), which requires companies to pay taxes on certain business equipment.
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Lisa Brown announced as Schauer’s running mate in governor’s race

Dems0403-fotoMark Schauer has made it official. He has chosen Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown to be his running mate in this year’s race for governor.
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Pointing out potholes could provide payback

DSC07421Michigan’s harshest winter in decades has helped create some of the state’s largest potholes in decades.
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Governor Snyder: State will recognize 300 same-sex marriages



Governor Rick Snyder says same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in Michigan are legal, but they cannot be officially recognized by the state.
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Schuette: SCOTUS needs to resolve marriage question ASAP

gavelThe US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will not lift its order suspending the decision that struck down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban. The court extended its stay on the ruling while the case is being litigated. But it did agree to an expedited schedule to hear the case. Read more

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Business equipment tax repeal bills sail through state House

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Local leaders in Michigan are applauding the state House for approving legislation to make sure they don’t lose big because of a recent tax repeal.
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Snyder touts EAA in New York ahead of possible Senate vote this week

file0001405020673The state Senate could vote this week on a bill to bolster a controversial state-run authority meant to turn around failing schools.
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Local officials ask US Attorney General to recognize MI same-sex marriages



US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t.
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