|February 20 - 25, 2007||
Volume 5 Issue 8
Indigent Defense Services in Michigan Constitutional Challenge
Proposal to Tax Legal Services
The Tax Analysis Division of the Michigan Department of Treasury released estimated service tax revenue by sector for fiscal year 2008 totaling approximately $1.5 billion. The estimated service tax revenue for professional, scientific, and technical services (including legal, accounting, engineering, except for research engineering, consulting, and veterinary services) is $487.6 million, or $59.5 million for consumers and $428.1 million for businesses.
Also available from
the Department of Treasury is a description of what services will be
taxed, the number of other states taxing those services, a description
of services to be exempt, and purchasers to be exempt, regardless of
Senate Appropriations: Judiciary & Corrections
Introduced 2/20– 2/22
SB 233 Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2007-2008. Creates appropriation act.
SB 257 Appropriations; judiciary; judiciary budget; provide for fiscal year 2007-2008. Creates appropriation act.
HB 4289 Vehicles; equipment; installation of ignition interlocking device for high blood alcohol content drunk driving convictions; require. Amends secs. 319, 322, 625, 625k, 625l & 904 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.319 et seq.) & adds secs. 20b & 323f.
HB 4135 Retirement; other; MI-retirement plan; create. Creates new act.
SB 273 Children; protection; procedure regarding follow-up to report of child abuse or neglect that involves a licensed or registered facility or home; clarify. Amends sec. 8 of 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.628).
Votes to Repeal State's Drug Liability Law
of Life, Michigan's No-Fault Rule Clash
Governor Granholm: Woman
of Firsts Wants to Leave Legacy that Lasts