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Karoub Report – February 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 22, 2018

The House of Representatives and Senate reached a compromise with Gov. Rick Snyder that will give Michiganders a tax break and speed-up elimination of the costly driver responsibility fees. The current $4,000 personal tax exemption will increase to $4,900 per person by 2021. Gov. Snyder had proposed an increase in the exemption to $4,500 over three years; House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) wants to accelerate Gov. Snyder’s FY 2019 road funding proposal into this year’s budget; Due to the conviction of MSU Dr. Larry Nassar, members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) will be introducing legislation in the coming weeks or month that will reflect its principles – prevention, protection and accountability – to address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses; As the reforming of no-fault auto insurance continues to linger in the Legislature, some have now moved to repeal it in total; Democrats in the Senate have introduced a 22-bill package of legislation they say is designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators; and in the State’s first gubernatorial override in 16 years, the House and Senate pushed into law an accelerated sales tax phase-out on used car trade-ins that Gov. Snyder vetoed in July 2017. For more information on these and other legislative issues, please click below on the February 2018 Karoub Report.

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