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Sen. Schmidt comments on Gov. Snyder’s energy message

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement Friday after Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his special message to the Legislature on energy, which included a new announcement to end costly payments for Upper Peninsula electric customers: “I appreciate the efforts of Governor Snyder and his administration, and those of WE Energies and…
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Senate approves Stamas bill to help veterans transition into civilian life

LANSING—Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas to help connect military veterans returning home with information about employment and benefits earned in service to the nation was approved on Wednesday by the Michigan Senate. “This reform is part of our ongoing effort to serve Michigan’s 650,000 veterans, who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms,”…
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Senate Finance Committee approves MacGregor’s cloud computing tax exemption bill

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Peter MacGregor exempting Internet-based software services from state sales and use tax was approved by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. “Simply put, the state of Michigan should not be taxing the services provided by these Internet-based companies,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “By enacting this legislation, we will…
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Zorn votes for River Raisin battlefield project

Project included in trust fund bill headed to governor to be signed LANSING—Sen. Dale Zorn on Thursday voted to support the Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) plan, which features funding to help the city of Monroe purchase land adjacent to the River Raisin National Battlefield. The NRTF is supported by interest earned on funds generated…
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