1:12 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

$971-million budget surplus projected for Michigan

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Estimate is $325-million in ongoing revenue with the rest in one-time appropriations
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers are looking at $971 million in new one-time and ongoing revenue as they begin work on the next fiscal budget, setting the stage for a debate over possible tax cuts, rebates or new investments.
7:01 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Benton Township Board approves tax in commercial district for police patrols

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Tax will generate $194,000 next year to pay for patrols targeting the area
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Benton Township trustees on Tuesday enacted a tax assessment on its commercial district for a police patrol, despite protests from property owners and the threat of a lawsuit.
Online sales tax
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Internet sales tax bill clears state House Committee

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Interview with Alethia Kasben

So-called "Main Street Fairness" bills face an uncertain future in the full House. 

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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.
7:40 am
Fri July 12, 2013

State revenues exceed expectations for second straight month

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But revenues are still down slightly from a year ago
Lansing- State revenues exceeded expectations by $99.3 million in June, following a trend also reflected in a federal budget surplus reported for the month by the U.S. Treasury Department. Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency said June state revenues totaled $1.9 billion and exceeded official forecasts for the second straight month.