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February 15, 2017 - 5:10:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Taxation

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder scolded House Republicans on Wednesday, saying he was “disappointed” a legislative panel advanced a sweeping plan to cut and eventually eliminate Michigan’s $9.7 billion personal income tax after a single 90-minute hearing.

February 15, 2017 - 3:22:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Taxation


The House Tax Policy committee breezed through approval of state income tax rollback plan that would the state cost $1.1 billion in general fund dollars in its first year. 

February 15, 2017 - 12:48:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Taxation


Groups warn against tax cut’s $680M budget hole in FY 2018, damage to economy, schools and local communities   


February 15, 2017 - 11:55:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Research Development & Grant Writing News

Research Development and Grant Writing News, Volume 7, Issue 6, February 15, 2017, is now available for the MSU community to review.

Table of Contents

February 15, 2017 - 11:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Ethics



February 15, 2017 - 4:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on this day. Chaffee graduated from high school in 1953 with his sights on an engineering career. In pursuit of this goal, he entered the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp (NROTC) at Illinois Institute of Technology and later transferred to Purdue University and received a degree in aeronautical engineering. It was here, in his last semester, he began flying.

February 15, 2017 - 4:32:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

First flight cover carried over CAM-6 from Detroit to Cleveland on the first commercial U.S Air Mail flight, February 15, 1926, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

On Feb. 15, 1926, the nation's first contract airmail service began from Dearborn to Cleveland. Ford Motor Company's Ford Air Transport provided the service, as well as a similar service from Dearborn to Chicago.

February 15, 2017 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

25 citizens of Michigan were deported to Russia during the first Red Scare of the 1920s.

Source : Historical Society of Michigan

For further reading, see

Young J. Edgar : Hoover, the Red Scare, and the assault on civil liberties / Kenneth D. Ackerman. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007.

February 15, 2017 - 4:20:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History


The “free fair” project was launched at the Ionia Businessman’s “solidarity” meeting on February 15, 1915. At that time, Mayor Fred Green, who was to later become the Governor of Michigan, presented his plans for a promotion for the coming year. It was to be a free fair. The Ionia Free Fair would be held on August 18-20 and would continue for many years.

The 100th Ionia Free Fair was held July 16-25, 2015.

The next Ionia Free Fair will be held JULY 14-23, 2016.

February 15, 2017 - 4:18:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: State News

After Lansing was incorporated as a city on Feb. 15, 1859, its 3,000 residents elected Hiram H. Smith as the city's first mayor.

He served for just a year, but "gave the community a firm foundation on which its political and economic destiny was built," according to an account in the centennial edition of the State Journal in 1955.

Lansing has had a total of 46 mayors.