michigan government

Binsfeld obit
12:54 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld dies

Connie Binsfeld
Credit Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame

Connie Binsfeld, who serves for eight years as Michigan's Lieutenant Governor has died. 

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10:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Michigan House committee approves bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases

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Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com would be required to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet purchases from Michigan residents under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday. Without debate, the House Tax Policy Committee approved a two-bill package to close loopholes in the state's existing sales tax laws that allowed consumers to buy goods tax-free from out-of-state online retailers.