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POLL: Will You Vote to Increase Sales Tax

The House and Senate have voted to approve putting an increase in sales tax on the May ballot to help fund roads.  The current sales tax in Michigan is 6%, in the proposal the sales tax would increase to 7%

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Sales Tax Increase is a Gas!

The state legislature is moving closer this hour to secure a deal to put $1.2 billion dollars into the roads and bridges of the state each year- well sort of. The truth is Governor Snyder and state lawmakers it appears will be putting the question of increasing the state sales tax from 6% to 7% in front of the voters

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Election Season is Here Again- Great!

Just when you thought it was safe to return to your TV- we are in for an avalanche of television political advertising. That’s because Governor Snyder and state lawmakers are going to put the question of fixing the roads by raising the state sales tax in your lap

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Getty Images By: Jamie McDonald
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Michigan Tax Hikes Coming?

 

Well our elected officials here in Michigan have decided not to decide and leave it up to us the voters of Michigan concerning if we want to pay for our increased road cost with higher taxes.

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More Open Hatred of Republicans, Should it be Tolerated in our Universities?
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More Open Hatred of Republicans, Should it be Tolerated in our Universities?

A column written by a University of Michigan professor is generating praise and criticism from both sides of the aisle.  Susan Douglas writing that she "hates" Republicans and called for the lot of them in Congress to get out of town.

But are comments like those appropriate from from a college professor?

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Getty Images By: Adam Berry
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Michigan To Develop Workforce

At a news conference this morning, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will announce the creation of a new state department to develop Michigan talent.

Snyder feels that Michigan needs this to help create a workforce and talent pool that better fits the needs of the state's employers

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Gas or Sales Tax Hike...You Could Decide!
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Gas or Sales Tax Hike…You Could Decide!

It's the final day of the legislative session and still no deal on a roads funding plan. Governor Snyder was making the rounds Wednesday pushing for a deal, but despite indications one was imminent, nothing has been agreed to...at least not yet.

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More Presidential Doublespeak

President Obama's remarks on the action to lift sanctions on Cuba provide an example of doublespeak. They contain an outright lie embedded in emotional phrasing. President Obama states that the reason for "normalizing" relations between the countries is to help the Cuban people, because the embargo has been ineffective

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A bill that would appropriate $300 million per year for cleaning up the Great Lakes has stalled in Congress.
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A bill that would appropriate $300 million per year for cleaning up the Great Lakes has stalled in Congress. Photo: Getty Images
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Great Lakes Cleanup Stalled in Congress

Congress has stalled a bill that would continue the cleanup of the Great Lakes for at least 5 more years.

The extension of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was approved last week by the House, but the Senate adjourned session Tuesday without looking at the bill

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Almost Christmas!

Well it’s almost here again. Christmas is going to be warmer and not as white as last year and honestly that’s ok with me. The stores seem to be pretty busy but it seems the shopping season is a lot longer and our habits are changing too

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