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First-time homebuyer program approved by Senate

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at encouraging Michiganders to buy their first home and place their roots here in Michigan. “We have worked for years to both retain and attract talented young individuals,” said Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth. “Purchasing a home is a major step in anyone’s life and…
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Zorn bills to restore sales tax exemption for dental devices sent to the governor

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn’s legislation to eliminate the sales and use taxes on dental bridges, crowns, dentures and other prosthetics is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed. “Frustration with the ever-increasing cost of health care is one of the most common things I hear about when meeting people throughout…
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Local retirement stability bills headed to the governor

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation to implement the recommendations of the governor’s bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force is on its way to the governor’s desk, said Sen. Jim Stamas, who served on the task force. “Our local public servants play an important role in making Michigan a great place to live, work…
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Giving Michigan motorists a break

Since 2003, Michigan drivers have been subject to state fees that do nothing to improve their driving habits, but if left unpaid, could severely hinder their ability to get to work or lead normal lives. Driver responsibility fees (DRFs) require Michigan drivers to pay a fee to have their driver’s license reinstated after accumulating a…
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