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Michigan’s counties sue MERS over unpaid taxes

By | 11.15.11 | 1:39 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

Two county registers of deeds filed a class action lawsuit Monday on behalf of Michigan’s 83 counties alleging that the Mortgage Electronic Registration Services owes millions of dollars in property title transfer taxes.

Bachmann: Socialism, unions to blame for Michigan’s economy

By | 11.10.11 | 4:07 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Michele Bachmann campaigns in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (Photo: Virginia Chamlee/The Florida Independent)

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says Michigan’s economic woes are rooted in socialist policies, and she blames labor unions, taxes and regulations for the tough economic climate in the state.

Groups pressure supercommittee on energy subsidies

By | 11.09.11 | 10:23 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

The Congressional deficit reduction “supercommittee” that has been charged with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings by Thanksgiving could save billions by eliminating tax breaks and subsidies for oil and gas companies, which advocacy groups from across the ideological spectrum support, but energy companies are battling to keep their good More…

At Iowa forum, GOP candidates attack Obama, federal govt., regulations

By | 11.02.11 | 9:38 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Five Republican presidential candidates hammered on regulations, taxes and President Obama at a manufacturing forum Tuesday in Iowa, calling for major cuts to those areas and aiming to pin the worldwide economic downturn on the president.

Michigan Republicans sought stimulus funds, argued money would generate jobs

By | 11.02.11 | 9:34 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

Newsweek reveals a series of newly released documents from the Department of Energy that shows all of the Republican members of the Michigan congressional delegation seeking stimulus funding for projects in the state on the grounds that such spending would create jobs — despite frequently claiming that the stimulus More…

Kennecott could be asked to pay new mining tax in Michigan

By | 11.01.11 | 3:36 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

Michigan assesses severance tax when companies remove natural gas and oil and some state officials say operators of high-grade metallic mines should also be charged for removing minerals from the ground.

Occupy Lansing to protest Chase Bank branch

By | 10.18.11 | 12:29 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

Participants of the Occupy Wall Street-inspired Occupy Lansing will protest the downtown Lansing branch of Chase Bank Tuesday afternoon.

Small town near Detroit loses street lights as part of utilities settlement

By | 10.11.11 | 12:49 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

DTE Energy is repossessing Highland Park’s street lights and selling them as scrap metal as part of a settlement over a $4 million dollar electric bill.

Highland Park is a small city that is surrounded by the city of Detroit.

Detroit News reports that 14,000 light poles have More…

State revenue up $319.8 million in FY 2011

By | 10.05.11 | 5:59 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

A new report shows the state’s general fund took in $5.8 billion in the fiscal year that ended in July, $319.8 million or 5.8 percent more than in the previous fiscal year.

Optics, debunked talking points highlight Kasich’s initial stop on SB5-defense tour

By | 10.03.11 | 5:28 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinLast week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) kicked off his campaign in defense of a law that strips collective bargaining rights of unionized public employees, and the optics were less than favorable.