state government

6:31 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Michigan Senate Considers Repeal of Ban on Ticket Scalping

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Law against reselling tickets for a higher price is widely unenforced
Lansing House-passed legislation that would make ticket scalping legal in Michigan was portrayed by proponents Tuesday as an overdue change to promote consumer rights that the Senate should approve.
7:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Lawmakers Closer to Road Funding Deal

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Voters could have choice between higher gas tax or increase in general sales tax
LANSING - Michigan motorists who are fed up with the condition of the state's roads may get some relief after all, as Republican and Democratic lawmakers have moved closer to a deal with only three session days left before they break for the summer.
6:24 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Increase in State Revenue for Local Governments Moves Forward

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Amount approved is less than had been requested by Governor Rick Snyder
Lansing Michigan counties, cities and townships will see their state revenue sharing increase nearly 3 percent next year under an agreement a House-Senate conference committee approved Monday. More of the states budget picture emerged as lawmakers on the committee approved a total revenue sharing budget of nearly $1.3 billion as part of next years allotment for general government.
8:49 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Questions Raised About State Deal to Buy Passenger Rail Cars

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State wants to buy passenger cars rather than pay a leasing charge to Amtrak
Lansing State lawmakers are looking into claims that the Department of Transportation is mistakenly planning to buy passenger rail cars that Wisconsin rejected as the result of a faulty bidding process.
8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

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Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.