Senate Republicans are looking for a way to avoid taxing pensions, but didn’t make as much progess as they’d hoped this week on coming up with an alternate to replace the $900 million such a tax would generate in Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget plan. The GOP majority hoped to make significant progress on Snyder’s proposal … Continue Reading →
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A study released today by Marketing Resource Group found voters opposed to a mandatory government-run public employee health insurance plan by a 56 percent to 30 percent margin. Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican majorities in the House and Senate have made finding a structural solution to Michigan’s chronic budget deficits a priorits — and … Continue Reading →
Senate Democrats announced a website today to give a voice to the 780,000 low income workers who qualify for the earned income tax credit. Democrats and family advocates are alarmed by proposals from the Republican majorities in the state House and Senate that would eliminate the credit for workers who earn less than $45,000 for … Continue Reading →
Conservative columnist Doug Powers couldn’t resist a jab at Jennifer Granholm’s new teaching gig at the University of California-Berkeley on Monday. The former Michigan governor announced Monday she will teach about her efforts to create jobs in the state and revive the manufacturing sector following the collapse of the auto industry. “Former Michigan Governor Granholm … Continue Reading →
It’s doubtful Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gets many compliments from state Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, but he got one today — though it came with a jab at Bill Schuette. In a letter to the Republican attorney general, Brewer praised Snyder for placing his personal financial assets in a blind trust to avoid conflicts … Continue Reading →