State Government

"LANSING – Some taxpayers paid money they didn’t owe, the state paid tens of thousands of dollars in unneeded processing costs, and taxpayer information was inadequately secured because of numerous weaknesses at the Michigan Treasury, the state Auditor General has found." (Lansing State Journal)

"Michigan-based craft brewers want to change state law so the annual licensing fees they pay can go to benefit research and promotion for their industry rather than support a competing craft beverage sector. Under current law, every dollar that alcohol manufacturers pay in licensing fees to the state is earmarked to fund grape research for Michigan’s wine industry." (MiBiz)

"LANSING – With two weeks left in the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2014-15 term, state government workers still are waiting for justices to decide major questions about the constitutional relationship between lawmakers and civil servants." (Lansing State Journal)

MPRN

The state House is scheduled to meet one day this week to try and reach a compromise on road funding. 

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he hasn’t given up on getting a deal for more than a $1 billion dollars in new road revenue through the Legislature. 

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