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Business equipment tax repeal bills sail through state House

Michigan Capital Building

Michigan Capital Building

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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State Senate votes to ban e-cigarette sales to minors

gr-37917-1-1It could soon be illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to children in Michigan. The state Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday meant to keep the smokeless devices out of the hands of minors.
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Lawmakers could vote on EAA expansion this week

Michigan Capital Building

Michigan Capital Building

A bill that would bolster a state-run system for struggling schools could get a vote this week in the state Legislature.
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Report: MI Can’t Tax Its Way To the Top

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichigan lawmakers are being urged to think differently, in a new report about how best to stimulate the state’s economy and move away from the legacy of budget cuts and tax breaks for businesses.
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Snyder: ADA compliance includes websites

Michigan.gov website.

Michigan.gov website.

The state of Michigan is close to wrapping up a plan to make programs more easily available to people with disabilities.

The state recently completed an audit of how its agencies are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gov. Rick Snyder discussed the project at a recent conference on employment and people with disabilities.
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Budget director’s brother’s company proposed $5 million state project

State Budget Director John Nixon.

State Budget Director John Nixon.

A company run by the brother of Michigan’s budget director proposed $5 million dollar project that is now part of the state budget. And his company is now bidding to win the contract.
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Duggan makes first Capitol visit as Detroit mayor-elect

Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan.

Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan.

Detroit mayor-elect Mike Duggan made his first visit to the state Capitol since he won last week’s election to run Michigan’s largest city.
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Early childhood advocates say recent state investment in preschool not enough

preschool 11-5-13Advocates for early childhood education say recent policy changes in Lansing are undermining the state’s attempts to help Michigan kids. Read more

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