3:44 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Utility surcharge to help low-income heat bills

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The state Senate finally passed a bill approving a fifty million dollar fund to help those residents with heat bills through a $1 surcharge.
A $50 million fund to help low-income Michiganders keep their heat on in the winter received final passage in the state Senate Thursday. By a vote of 34-4, the Senate concurred in changes made to the bill in the House of Representatives last week. The bill now moves to Gov.
SW Michigan Today
6:06 am
Wed February 27, 2013

State democrats push for boost in low-income tax credit

Michigan governor Rick Snyder says a tax credit for low income residents is redundant. According to Interlochen Public Radio, state democrats want to revitalize the Earned Income Tax Credit, which has faced significant budget cuts in the past few years. But Snyder says residents with low wages already receive the credit.