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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Most Michigan counties experienced an increase in average per capita personal income last year. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows average personal income rose in a majority of counties in 2011.  The only county that saw a decline in 2011 was Ontonagon County […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding shoppers that purchases made on-line are not tax-free during the holiday season, or at any other time of year. Officials say Michigan’s Use Tax generally applies to transactions in which the retailer does not collect sales tax. This happens most […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder will be in the Upper Peninsula today to make an announcement about the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. He will be joined by representatives from WE Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative.  The 431 Megawatt plant owned by WE Energies generates 90% of the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State House Tax Policy Committee has approved legislation authored by an Upper Peninsula lawmaker to help U.P. mining companies create jobs and become financially stronger. The bills, introduced by 110th District State Representative Matt Huuki, would place a 2.75 percent severance tax on gross mineral value […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature begins its so-called “Lameduck” session today (Tue), and while one former state lawmaker says it can be a productive time, another says it’s a dangerous time of year. Former Republican State House Speaker Rick Johnson says some lawmakers may be willing to vote yes […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police report that 7 people were killed on Michigan roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Troopers say alcohol was a factor in 3 of the seven separate accidents. One of the seven fatalities was known to have not been using the seat belt. Seven is […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan motorists will find gas prices rose nearly four cents a gallon this week. Triple-A Michigan reports the current statewide average is just under $3.57 per gallon. That’s nearly 34 cents more than at this time last year. Triple-A says that the lowest average price among the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state lawmaker who has only six weeks left in his term is pushing hard to reform tax law as it deals with mining in Michigan. He is specifically interested in mining in the Upper Peninsula.  State House Republican Matt Huuki of Atlantic Mine has been pushing […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s two-year old Recreation Passport is getting its first price increase. The Department of Natural Resources says that effective January 2, 2013 the purchase price will change from $10 to $11. The Passport is required for vehicles entering Michigan’s state parks, recreation areas and forest campgrounds.  The […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – University of Michigan Economists have released their annual state economic forecast. The report states that the economic recovery in the state has been the slowest in decades, with Michigan regaining less than one-fifth of the 861,000 jobs it lost between April, 2000 and December, 2009. It also […]

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