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