Michigan budget

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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says there’s always a strong constituency for cutting taxes, and for spending more on services such as schools, corrections, and health care. But he says there’s not a constituency for putting money into the “rainy day fund,” to prepare for the next economic downturn.


Romney Office Building in Lansing
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(MPRN-Lansing)  A downturn in the economy would quickly drain the state’s “rainy day” savings. That’s the determination of an independent analysis. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state House voted Thursday night to get rid of Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Fee, but the bills could hit a roadblock in the state Senate. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers have hit a roadblock when it comes to forgiving unpaid Driver Responsibility Fees. The House and Senate have legislation to get rid of the controversial fee, and forgive those who haven’t paid it. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee. But they’ve hit a road block. They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department. 

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