I recently co-sponsored a plan to shore up our state’s commitment to our veterans and reimburse local governments for the veteran’s property tax exemption.
On November 11, 2013, Gov. Snyder signed Public Act 161, which exempts 100% disabled veteran homeowners from property tax liability.
The legislation I am backing, House Bill 4741, would require the state to reimburse local communities for the loss of tax revenue for this state benefit for disabled veterans.
In no way would this negatively impact a disabled veteran who claims this exemption.
On June 27, the Michigan Strategic Fund offered its support for a new Operating Engineers’ Local 324 training facility in Howell.
OE324 plans to construct a new $25 million, 108,000-square-foot facility for its journeyman and apprentice training program that will include a training arena, a wash bay, and finished areas for classrooms and offices. The project is expected to create 370 jobs within two years.
The Michigan Strategic Fund approved $3.25 million in collateral support from the Michigan Supplier Diversification Program as a part of the Independent Bank’s loan to fund the construction of the facility. For information on careers with OE324, visit www.oe324.org/careers.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by calling (517) 373-3906 or emailing [email protected]. I am always happy to hear from people in our community.
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