April 13, 1994 |
The trend in taxes this year is to avoid trouble--with voters that is--as states and the federal government scramble to find ways of raising revenue that will be the least displeasing to middle-class taxpayers. Michigan set the tone last month by voting to use sales taxes and a hefty levy on cigarettes, rather than property taxes, to finance public schools.
May 14, 2011 |
Michigan isn't exactly Kansas, but anything's possible in the world of Oz — and film tax credits. Walt Disney Studios confirmed Friday that its upcoming film "Oz" — a prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" — will be filmed in Michigan after all. The movie, directed by Sam Raimi, has a production budget of more than $150 million and would be the largest feature film to ever shoot in Michigan. The project's fate had been uncertain after Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder recently proposed a big cut in the state's film tax credit program to balance the budget.
November 4, 1998 |
The movement to make marijuana available for sick people picked up steam Tuesday with voters in Nevada, Arizona and Washington state approving ballot measures to legalize the drug under certain circumstances. Nevada passed a constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana, pending a second "yes" vote in 2000. Washington's approval came one year after voters turned down a broader measure that would have left the door open to legalizing other drugs.
January 24, 2000 |
The presidency, Al Gore now likes to say, "is the only position in our country that is filled by an individual who is assigned the responsibility of fighting not just for one district or one state, not for one group . . . [but] for all our people." That's a noble sentiment. It's only too bad that Gore, and all of his leading rivals for the presidency, are having so much trouble living up to it in this campaign.