Rep. Allor votes on bills to end driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives all outstanding debt   State Rep. Sue Allor today voted for legislation to immediately end imposition of punitive driver responsibility fees. The bills package that advanced today ends collection of the fees as of Oct. 1 and forgives all outstanding debt. Allor, of Wolverine, said the fees were imposed by a previous…

Rep. Kahle votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Debt forgiveness key aspect to bipartisan legislation   State Rep. Bronna Kahle today supported bipartisan legislation that ends driver responsibility fee payments as of October 1 and forgives debt associated with the fees. The driver responsibility fees were implemented in 2003 as a way to balance the budget while deterring potentially dangerous driving behavior. Since…

Rep. Howrylak joins Legislature in approving tax relief for Michigan residents

Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy joined the state Legislature today in giving final legislative approval to bills that increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on income taxes. “Increasing the personal exemption is a smart, sound strategy for lowering taxes,” said Howrylak, who has introduced his own version of legislation to reduce taxes…

MSU responds to House inquiry, shares reports related to complaints against Nassar

The Michigan House of Representatives today received documents and communications totaling more than 1,300 pages from Michigan State University.   The information was in response to the official request made in a Jan. 25 letter from state Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata, who are leading the House’s inquiry into complaints filed to MSU in…

Speaker Leonard on income tax relief

“I promised the people of Michigan last year that House Republicans would cut their taxes and put more money in their pocket.  Today, we completed that task and gave every single taxpayer in the state long-overdue tax relief.   “Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers pitched in and helped this state get through tough times several years ago. …

The House repeals and forgives driver responsibility fees

“As a former prosecutor, I saw firsthand the impact driver responsibility fees have had on families in our state.  I watched families struggle under the weight of this deceptive tax hike.  The government failed in leveling these fines on drivers and pushing so many of our local families out of the workforce in order to…

Rep. Reilly: New legislation prevents bridge card abuse

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced legislation to prevent cash assistance from being used to purchase alcohol and drugs, or for other inappropriate purposes. Cash could not be withdrawn from an ATM or point of sale device at a store under Reilly’s bill.  “It’s tremendously irresponsible for the state to give away tax…

Rep. Cox, House vote to provide Michigan families well-deserved tax relief

Rep. Laura Cox and the state House today advanced legislation to significantly lower taxes for Michigan families. The bills would increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes – a move that will save families hundreds of dollars overall. “Our state budget is in good condition and our economy continues…

Rep. Lauwers votes for tax relief in light of changes at federal level

Bills continuing, increasing personal exemptions head to governor State Rep. Dan Lauwers today voted to support legislation providing broad income tax relief to Michigan families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “My personal preference would be to…

Rep. Allor votes for tax relief in light of changes at federal level

Bills continuing, increasing personal exemptions head to governor State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine today voted to support legislation providing broad income tax relief to Michigan families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “Families in northern Michigan…

Rep. Albert supports money saving measures for Michigan families

Bills provide tax relief, end driver responsibility fees State Rep. Thomas Albert today supported two measures that will allow Michigan families to keep more of their hard-earned money in their own pockets. The first measure would continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds…

Rep. Alexander helps deliver tax relief to Michigan residents

Michigan House approves bills increasing personal exemptions State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover today voted to advance bills providing broad income tax relief to individuals and families in Michigan. The bills increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “It is important we…