Michigan Report for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Taxes: Snyder, Schauer Hint At Proposals

With taxes growing as a major issue in the 2014 campaign, Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday suggested that as opportunities arise, the state could roll back some of the 2011 tax changes that affected individuals. Meanwhile, his Democratic rival Mark Schauer said he had not announced any plans to make changes to the Corporate Income Tax except to end breaks for companies that export jobs.

But Mr. Schauer was vague on which companies now get breaks for moving jobs overseas or how much that costs the state.


Bishop Focused On Economy, Schertzing On Roads In 8th Congressional

Though they belong to opposing parties, Republican Mike Bishop and Democrat Eric Schertzing, running for the 8th U.S. House District, agree on a key point: the federal government is not working.


Snyder, Signing Bill Tesla Blasted, Opens Door To Direct Sales

Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors said will prevent it from setting up centers where it can market its vehicles to potential Michigan customers.


New Poll Shows Snyder Expanding Lead Over Schauer

Governor Rick Snyder has opened a wider lead on his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer with two weeks remaining in the election, a new poll shows.


Richardville Film Incentive Bill On Senate Agenda

A bill that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says would restructure the way the film industry could hire or be paid for certain workers is on the Senate agenda for Wednesday, though it first must clear the Senate Economic Development Committee in the morning.

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  • Schauer Dismisses Snyder Ad
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  • Michigan Unemployment Stands Fifth In Nation
  • Pure Michigan Renews Partnership With MIS
  • Detroit Incinerator Faces Fines, Redesign Order
  • Campaign Notes
  • Capital Notebook
  • Supplemental Agency Calendar
  • Supplemental Notice Of Legislative Committees

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