Michigan Legislature shuts down pop, food tax before it even happens

Business groups supported the legislation. Dan Papineau, director of tax policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, told lawmakers during a committee hearing that a patchwork of taxes and regulations in communities would be an administrative burden for business.

But the Michigan Municipal League, which represents communities across the state, said the state laws were hampering towns from being able to find creative ways to run their own communities at a time when revenues are shrinking.

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