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2016 Senate Bill 1154: Give state subsidies to Dan Gilbert and other developers
Introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on October 20, 2016
To authorize a new way of giving state subsidies ar to certain developers and business owners selected by state or local political appointees. This and Senate Bill 1154 would use the device of “abating” employer income tax withholding requirements to give virtual cash subsidies to select business owners. Reportedly the bills are intended to deliver subsidies to Detroit developer Dan Gilbert and possibly others around the state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on October 20, 2016
Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 29 to 8 in the Senate on November 29, 2016.
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To authorize a new way of giving up to $250 million worth of state subsidies each year to certain developers and business owners selected by state or local political appointees. This and Senate Bill 1154 would use the device of “abating” employer income tax withholding requirements to give virtual cash subsidies to select business owners. Reportedly the bills are intended to deliver subsidies to Detroit developer Dan Gilbert and possibly others around the state.
Received in the House on November 29, 2016
Referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee on November 29, 2016

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