Michigan Report for Friday, May 27, 2016

Court Sides With Locals On Retail Property Taxes

The Court of Appeals has reversed a decision by the Michigan Tax Tribunal that rejected an Escanaba property tax assessment of a Menard's store, a potentially dramatic development in the high-level clash between local government and retailers on big box property taxation.

The reversal primarily relies on the differences in approaches to valuation of property - a cost-less depreciation approach that Escanaba used and the sales-comparison approach Menard's used.

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Group: State Could Lose $20M In Child Care Funds

In a difference over how much Michigan spends on child care for low-income parents who are working or in training, the Michigan League for Public Policy has said the state is danger of losing $20 million in federal money. But state budget officials say child care programs will be funded appropriately.

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Group Will Not Submit Prevailing Wage Repeal Petition This Year

Michigan's prevailing wage law appears safe for the remainder of the 2015-16 legislative term.

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Today’s Events

May-31-2016

Senate Michigan Competitiveness - 8:30 am

Senate Michigan Competitiveness - 8:30 am

SB 795 - 8:45 am

HB 5256 - 9:00 am

HB 5263 - 9:30 am

HB 5329 - 9:30 am

SB 793 - 9:40 am

HB 5268 - 9:45 am

HB 5306 - 9:50 am

House Session - 10:00 am [Webcast]

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