Month: March 2014

New “Conditional Liquor License” Law Could Keep New Restaurants Competitive

Restaurant, bar, and brew pub owners could see some relief from their traditionally long wait to obtain a liquor license under a law passed by a northern Michigan representative. Representative Ray Franz (R-Onekema) ushered a bill through the legislature late last year that would…

“Farm to Glass” Legislation Could Have Big Impact on Region’s Beer and Wine Making

New legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would bring tax relief to beer, wine, cider, and mead makers who use a certain percentage of Michigan grown ingredients in their product. Under the bill, House Bill 5275 sponsored by Representative Doug Geiss (D-Taylor), a tax credit…

PPT Changes Nearing Completion In Legislature

A number of technical changes to the personal property tax (PPT) exemption are moving at breakneck speed through the Michigan legislature this month. These bills amend the PPT reforms that were made by the legislature and Governor Snyder in 2012. No other state in…

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