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Casting Light on the ‘Dark Store’ Tax Loophole

By State Rep. David Maturen, 63rd District Overwhelming concern has been expressed recently over a tactic developed by large retail corporations to dramatically reduce taxable values on their properties and in turn their property taxes. The approach is known throughout the industry as the “dark store” assessing theory. It describes the condition of older, vacant [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:24+00:00June 1st, 2016|Latest News, Legislative Update|Comments Off on Casting Light on the ‘Dark Store’ Tax Loophole

Michigan Centered Energy Plan a Proactive Approach

  By State Rep. Aric Nesbitt Michigan is at a crossroads; generation capacity will be a major issue in the next few years, and several coal-fired power plants are scheduled to be shuttered by 2016 due to EPA regulations. With burdensome federal mandates that could dictate our energy decisions, Michigan families and job creators need [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:25+00:00December 1st, 2015|Latest News, Legislative Update|Comments Off on Michigan Centered Energy Plan a Proactive Approach

Legislative Update

By State Sen. Margaret O'Brien It’s been an exciting time settling in to the senate and getting acquainted with my new collegues and staff. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on for me: Swearing in - On January 14th, I was joined by my family and close friends as I was sworn in as [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:26+00:00April 16th, 2015|Legislative Update|Comments Off on Legislative Update

Legislative Update

By State Rep. David Maturen It is a great honor to represent the 90,000 ± citizens of Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties in the State House.  I am very pleased to have received appointments to the committees that I requested.  I am the Vice Chair of Tax Policy and a member of the Energy Policy, Transportation [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:26+00:00April 16th, 2015|Legislative Update|Comments Off on Legislative Update

Legislative Update

By State Rep. Brandt Iden The last several weeks have been busy and exciting! I have settled into my office in Lansing and am learning the ropes of being a State Representative. Since taking office in January, I have attended the Governor’s State of the State address, began work on my legislative priorities, cast my [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:26+00:00April 16th, 2015|Legislative Update|Comments Off on Legislative Update
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