state government

9:57 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor stands by state treasurer in domestic assault probe

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Wayne County's prosecutor is considering whether charges should be filed against Dillon because of an incident in July.
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder is standing by state Treasurer Andy Dillon in the face of allegations that Dillon assaulted his ex-wife as the fallout from an acrimonious divorce becomes increasingly public. Dillon has acknowledged a bout with alcoholism while being the governor's point man for handling financially distressed cities and school districts.
9:51 am
Wed August 21, 2013

State Capitol renovations almost complete

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The work that includes roof repairs as well as new carpets and wiring cost about $1.3 million.
Michigan Capitol renovations to wrap up this week Crews are finishing up work this week on the 134-year-old Michigan Capitol after spending most of the summer on the largest renovations in 20 years. A link to this page will be included in your message.
12:08 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Michigan benefits from "sin taxes"

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The report says Michigan gets 3.6 percent of all of its revenue from taxes on alcohol, tobacco, and gambling.
In 2011, state governments collected more than $50 billion in taxes and proceeds from vice: gambling, smoking and alcohol consumption. Some argue that state governments should not profit from residents' vices. However, some states rely on these activities for a substantial proportion of their budget.
6:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Snyder "NERD Fund" gets less money

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The fund has been criticized by watchdog groups because it isn't required to report details of unlimited and anonymous donations from companies and individuals.
LANSING - Fund-raising by Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial "NERD Fund" was down sharply in 2012 and the nonprofit organization spent more money than it took in, according to a financial report released late Wednesday. In a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Snyder's New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund said it raised $368,000 in 2012, down from $1.3 million in 2011.
8:22 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Poll: local officials think governor does a better job than lawmakers

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Just over half gave Gov. Rick Snyder high marks while only 26 percent gave passing grades to the legislature.
LANSING - Local government leaders in Michigan are generally upbeat about Gov. Rick Snyder but down on the Republican-controlled Legislature, much as they were a year ago, according to a University of Michigan survey to be released today. There's been a slight uptick in the view that Michigan is heading in the right direction, the survey conducted by U-M's Gerald R.