ppt http://michiganradio.org en Voters will get their say on Michigan's Personal Property Tax August 5 http://michiganradio.org/post/voters-will-get-their-say-michigans-personal-property-tax-august-5 <p>Michigan voters will have a chance to drive the final nail into the coffin of the state’s &nbsp;Personal Property tax this summer. The Board of State Canvassers today designated the PPT&nbsp;question as Proposal 1 on the August 5 ballot. It will be the only statewide question on the ballot. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Businesses pay the tax based on the value of their equipment and other assets. Many Michigan communities rely on the tax revenues to pay for basic city services.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:34:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 17724 at http://michiganradio.org Voters will get their say on Michigan's Personal Property Tax August 5 Gov. Snyder signs bills so Michigan cities don't lose revenue http://michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-signs-bills-so-michigan-cities-dont-lose-revenue <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to ensure local government budgets aren't hurt if manufacturers and small businesses get planned tax cuts.<br /><br />A phase-out of taxes on industrial machinery starts in 2016 and is underway for small businesses with equipment. The tax cuts will be halted if a statewide vote fails in August.<br /> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:27:00 +0000 The Associated Press 17026 at http://michiganradio.org Gov. Snyder signs bills so Michigan cities don't lose revenue