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Child Poverty Rate On The Decline

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that Michigan’s child poverty rate could be cut in half when the positive effect of government programs and tax policies are taken into account, That includes state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kids Count in Michigan project …

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Gun Board Changes Move Foward

Michigan‘s county gun board permit system for concealed weapons would be scrapped under a pair of bills approved by the Michigan House on Wednesday. The votes on the two bills were 76-to-34 and 81-to-29. The bills have already passed the Senate, however they must return to that chamber for concurrence …

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Debate Over Ending Film Credits Continues

There’s an effort underway at the state Capitol to kill the so-called Hollywood film tax credit of $50 million. A spokesperson for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told the House Tax Policy Committee Wednesday that there’s not enough of a return on the investment and it’s unfair to taxpayers to …

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