Solar Panels
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A Michigan resident is at the center of a solar energy taxation debate that could affect property owners statewide.

Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on Monday proposed legislation to ensure that taxpayers do not see their state income taxes rise as a result of the federal tax overhaul, saying Michigan's personal exemption should be increased by $200 more than is scheduled.

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Local governments are winners after the Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal in a major dispute over how to value big-box stores for tax purposes.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Courtesy / City of Grand Rapids, Planning Dept.

Voters in Grand Rapids will decide next month whether to authorize a tax to support the city's library system for another 20 years.

shopping cart food photo
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Michigan lawmakers voted Wednesday to prohibit local taxes on food, drinks and gum in a pre-emptive strike against any municipality that might consider levying a tax on soda and other sugary and artificially sweetened items.