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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending, Feb. 10, 2017

It's A Budget Only A CPA Would Love

Gov. Rick SNYDER rolled out a spending plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that proposed no major spending cuts, no fee increases and no tax cuts. Instead, the $56.3 billion budget is a plan only a certified public accountant would love, which makes sense from this Governor, who puts his CPA credentials before his title, "Governor," on the budget's front page.
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Locals Collecting $135M More In PPT Replacement Funds Than Estimated

Gov. Rick SNYDER pitched lawmakers Wednesday on devising a better way to redistribute higher-than-estimated revenue that was set aside to shore up locals from the 2015 repeal of the Personal Property Tax (PPT) on manufacturing equipment.
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No Tax Cut In The Budget; Senate Republicans Weigh In

Though the GOP has held the Governor's office, the House and the Senate since 2011, tax cuts for average residents is something that's been conspicuously absent, most recently from the Governor's newest budget proposal.
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Weiser Re-Takes MRP And Nobody's That Upset About It

It's Ron WEISER's Michigan Republican Party (MRP) again and few delegates were grumbling about it at this weekend's convention, the formal kickoff to the 2018 election cycle. The deep-pocketed, well-connected former ambassador was unanimously selected to take over for Washington D.C.-bound Ronna Romney McDANIEL, who dropped the Romney from her name on her new Republican National Committee chair profile page.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

If Brian Banks attempts to re-seek the House seat he gave up as part of a criminal plea deal, can he win? Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) says yes. The Democrats' new ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, Durhal also gives his thoughts on Gov. Rick Snyder's budget and the impact a Detroit public school closure would have on the community.
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