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State of the City 2013: Shaping Ypsilanti

The following was sent out this evening by Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber. I thought that I’d pass it along for those of you who don’t happen to be on his mailing list. (A PDF version, which includes relevant links and accompanying graphs, can be found here.) For the most part, I think Mayor Schreiber does […]

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The mortgage tax deduction and why it should go

Yesterday, in a post about the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, I mentioned that co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles suggested, amid a long laundry list of federal programs to be cut, the elimination of the mortgage tax deduction. While I deduct my mortgage interest when calculating my taxes each year, just like everyone else […]

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Film incentives would likely end in Michigan under Snyder

With the change of Governor may come a change in policy with regard to Michigan’s generous financial incentives for the film industry. Following, by way of background, is a clip from the Wall Street Journal: …The set of the gritty cop show “Detroit 1-8-7” is one of more than 100 film and television productions that […]

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Obama’s pro-business gambit, and why it will likely fail

Tomorrow, we’re told, President Obama will propose an economic incentive package indented to help turn the American economy around. From what little I’ve been able to find in the press, it’s sounds like just the kind of thing that the American economy needs. It would not only provide generous tax incentives to companies pursuing research […]

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