Rep. Graves works to make Michigan schools safer

House Education Committee approves legislation Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Joseph Graves  was approved today by the House Education Committee updating school safety drill requirements for schools to ensure student safety. The measure updates the type of drills schools conduct and requires public and private school districts to post documentation on their websites showing completion…

Bill providing 100-percent disabled veterans property tax exemptions passes House

Totally and permanently disabled veterans would be able to receive a 100-percent exemption on their principle residence under a measure approved unanimously today by the Michigan House.  State Rep. Jeff Farrington, chair of the House Committee on Tax Policy, voiced support for Senate Bill 352. “It’s important to give something back to those that gave…

Franz votes for sales tax relief from trade-ins

Used auto, watercraft, RV values provide bottom-line discount  Michigan will join 45 other states that credit vehicle trade-in values when calculating the sales tax owed on the purchase of new or used auto, watercraft and recreational vehicles under a two-bill package approved by the House this week to save people money. State Rep. Ray Franz…

Honoring Michigan’s heroes

State Rep. Tim Kelly, at left, stands with Lavern Spolarich and Jason Allen at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning, next to what is believed to be the only memorial in Michigan dedicated to state residents who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11.  In September, Kelly hosted a veterans town hall to help service…

Zorn legislation to halt Bridge Card abuse approved by House committee

The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today approved legislation by state Rep. Dale Zorn to reduce welfare abuse and fraud by prohibiting Bridge Card withdrawals from ATMs located in casinos, liquor stores, horse tracks and strip clubs. House Bills 5014-16 require liquor stores, horse racing tracks and adult entertainment venues to disable the practice…

Michigan House approves individual tax relief for car buyers

Reform legislation also will help St. Clair County marinas, car and RV dealers Michigan residents could pay much less sales tax on vehicle and watercraft purchases under legislation overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House, state Rep. Dan Lauwers announced. Residents who trade in a vehicle when purchasing a new or used car would receive…

Rep. Shirkey votes to provide individual tax relief for car buyers

Reform legislation also includes boat, RV purchases Michigan residents could pay much less sales tax on vehicle purchases under legislation overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House, state Rep. Mike Shirkey announced. Residents who trade in a vehicle when purchasing a new or used car would receive tax savings because the sales tax would be…

Zorn votes for individual tax relief for Michigan residents

State Rep. Dale Zorn today voted in favor of legislation that will alleviate the tax burden on Michigan residents who buy a new or used vehicle or watercraft, allowing them to “trade up for tax relief.” Zorn, who cosponsored HB 4234, said the two-bill package will help to stimulate the state’s economy and provide individual…

Rep. Forlini pushes tax relief for boaters

Lawmaker applauds significant savings in bills State Rep. Anthony Forlini today voted to cut the sales tax for residents who trade in their cars, watercraft and recreational vehicles when they purchase new or used ones. The House today approved House Bill 4234 and Senate Bill 89, which eliminate the requirement that buyers pay sales tax…

Kesto votes for individual tax relief for car, boat purchases

Lawmaker: Michigan residents deserve a break State Rep. Klint Kesto today voted to provide individual tax relief for residents who trade in their cars, boats and recreational vehicles when they purchase newer or used ones. The House today approved House Bill 4234 and Senate Bill 89, which eliminate the necessity that buyers pay sales tax…

Rep. Kowall applauds passage of bill to provide individual tax relief

Measure will bring Michigan in line with neighboring states State Rep. Eileen Kowall today voted in favor of legislation to exempt a portion of new and used vehicle and RV purchases from sales tax and allow consumers to “trade up for tax relief.” The measure was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives with strong…

Price votes to approve bill to provide tax relief to car buyers

Lawmaker applauds savings to be passed on to residents The Michigan House today approved legislation to allow Michigan residents to pay less sales tax on new and used vehicle purchases, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. Currently, consumers pay more sales tax than necessary when trading in a boat, car or RV in Michigan because they…

VerHeulen: Legislation will provide tax relief on vehicle purchases

Michigan residents could pay much less sales tax on vehicle purchases under legislation overwhelming approved today by the Michigan House, state Rep. Rob VerHeulen announced. Residents who trade in a vehicle when purchasing a new or used car could receive significant tax savings because the sales tax would be levied on the actual amount residents…