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Calley makes stop in Alpena

August 22, 2013

ALPENA — The removal of personal property tax for businesses in Michigan was aimed to promote growth for companies within the state, as well as attract entrepreneurs from other parts of the count....

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Aug-23-13 10:14 AM

"Calley said the transition away from personal property tax and toward a state infusion of tax revenue to local governments wouldn't be fully implemented until 2015 or 2016 at the earliest."

"He said without the personal property tax, Michigan is being viewed differently and as a result more economic development is taking shape and hiring has increased."

Hiring and development is taking place because of the end of personal property taxes for businesses, even though it hasn't been implemented yet? Typical politician BS.

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Aug-23-13 3:51 PM

Or, major businesses that invest millions of dollars, like to have a plan in place before spending their hard earned money. A plan that takes time. A plan that is on paper years before breaking ground (Wolverine Power, Unmanned Aircraft Facility, etc.). Now that there is no personal property tax, those plans could be in motion. Construction companies could have been awarded contracts, thus hiring and development is occurring prior to the full implementation of this law. Let's stop trying to be cynical and be happy that there are jobs coming back to our great state!

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Aug-25-13 6:33 AM

Another republican attempt to give money to the rich while whining about kids getting free food.

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