Rep. Maturen talks about Tuesday’s State of the State Address and its focus on education and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Maturen talks about the Michigan’s Strategic Fund’s approval of an incentive of $350,000 in the form of a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support Sigma Machine’s expansion in Comstock Twp.
Rep. Maturen talks about the annual September 11 commemoration at the state Capitol Thursday and his guest, Augusta Police Chief Jeff Heppler.
Rep. Maturen talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5788, the so-called “dark stores” legislation, that he says brings more fairness and equity to the assessment of some vacant properties. Recently, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has allowed old, vacant structures with deed restrictions to be used as comparable properties when determining the assessed value…
Rep. Maturen says he’s hopeful that his equitable assessment, or “dark stores” legislation, which is out of committee and now before the full House, will shortly move through the chamber and head on to the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Maturen, sponsor of one of three bills in the active shooter alert legislation that passed the House earlier in May, says he’s looking forward to quick passage of the legislation now that it has moved on to the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Maturen talks about his legislation, introduced Tuesday, that requires the entire Michigan Tax Tribunal to make its own, independent determination of the highest and best use of property that is the subject of the appeal, while also eliminating the ‘dark store’ loophole from the decision-making process.
Rep. Maturen, the only professional real estate appraiser in the Michigan House, talks about how April will find him introducing legislation to provide more definition to what has become known as the “dark store” issue. Rep. Maturen says he is crafting a plan to value big box stores in a fair and equitable way while…
Rep. Maturen says he was pleased with Governor Snyder’s focus on the Flint water crisis in Tuesday’s State of the State.
Rep. Mature looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and talks about his guest, his hopes for the focus of the speech, and the importance of listening to his own constituents.
Rep. Maturen talks about a new workgroup he is heading up to address the “dark store” issue, and to look at ways large retail properties can be assessed. Currently, big box stores are assessed based on comparable sales instead of true cash value. Rep. Maturen, a professional real estate appraiser, says he’s looking to bring…
Rep. Maturen asks students in his district to submit an original work to be used as the cover art for the program for the 2016 State of the State Address in January.