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Earlier this month, the state Legislature adjourned for most of the summer so lawmakers can focus on constituent issues in their home districts, as well as this year’s election. 

Published in Economic Development

Organized labor groups have started collecting signatures for a plan that would increase the corporate income tax rate from 6 percent to 11 percent to raise $900 million a year for road funding. Business groups say hitting corporations with a tax hike will hurt Michigan’s competitiveness and ability to attract more jobs. Meanwhile, labor groups are also opposed to a separate petition drive seeking to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Supporters say prevailing wage increases construction costs on publicly funded projects.

Published in Small Business

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