taxes http://wemu.org en Study Suggests State Of Michigan Not Sharing Fairly With Local Governments http://wemu.org/post/study-suggests-state-michigan-not-sharing-fairly-local-governments <p><strong>Local governments: Tax Day study shows state not paying fair share</strong><br /><br /><br />Local officials say not enough of the revenue Michigan takes in around Tax Day goes to cities, towns, and counties.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:29:37 +0000 Bob Eccles 44435 at http://wemu.org Study Suggests State Of Michigan Not Sharing Fairly With Local Governments Ypsilanti Community School Board Approves Summer Tax Collection http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-school-board-approves-summer-tax-collection <p>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved collecting school taxes in the summer rather than in the winter.&nbsp;</p><p>Board President David Bates says summer tax collection is nothing new for district residents. The Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts had been collecting taxes in the summer prior to the consolidation.</p><p>Bates says summer tax collection means the district has to borrow less from the state while awaiting state aid payments, which in turn saves taxpayers money because the district is paying less in interest on money borrowed.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 02:57:14 +0000 Bob Eccles 38477 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community School Board Approves Summer Tax Collection Ann Arbor Council Limits Downtown Development Authority Financing by 2016 http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-council-limits-downtown-development-authority-financing-2016 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting in 2016 <a href="http://www.a2dda.org/"><strong>Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority</strong></a> will have new limitations on the tax increment financing revenue they can capture.&nbsp;</span>After nearly a year of discussions Ann Arbor City Council has given final approval to an ordinance amendment that limits the tax increment financing revenue the Downtown Development Authority can collect. &nbsp;Last night, City Council voted 9 - &nbsp;2 in favor of the change.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more:</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:52:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37951 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Council Limits Downtown Development Authority Financing by 2016 Washtenaw County Election Results 5/7/13 http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-election-results-5713 <p> A light ballot in Washtenaw County on Tuesday day means relatively quick results. The results, keep in mind, are unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers.</p><p> Voters in Dexter Village have opted to continue moving forward with the process of becoming a city. The measure passed on a vote of 460-to-408. The next step will be the election of a nine-member charter commission. Once a draft charter is adopted and passed by the state, incorporation into city-hood will go before a vote of the people.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 02:35:41 +0000 David Fair 29070 at http://wemu.org Local Homeowners Have Protections from Tax Lein Foreclosures http://wemu.org/post/local-homeowners-have-protections-tax-lein-foreclosures <p>National Consumer Law Center says poor and elderly</p><p>Americans are victimized by property tax lein forclosures.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:04:22 +0000 Bob Eccles 16390 at http://wemu.org State Residents Willing to Pay More for Transportation http://wemu.org/post/state-residents-willing-pay-more-transportation <p>New poll shows Michigan voters are willing to pay higher taxes for transportation.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:51:41 +0000 Bob Eccles 13094 at http://wemu.org No More Tax Dodging! http://wemu.org/post/no-more-tax-dodging <p><a href="http://www.businessforsharedprosperity.org/" target="_blank">Business for Shared Prosperity</a></p><p>Tax haven abuse is costing small businesses and ordinary taxpayers billions of dollars. Lynn&#39;s guests this week are Joseph Rotella, the owner of the Spencer Organ Company in Waltham, Massachusetts and Scott Klinger, the Director of Tax Policy at Business for Shared Prosperity.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:47:42 +0000 Lynn Rivers 12930 at http://wemu.org No More Tax Dodging!