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IRS takes significant steps to stop tea party targeting

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The IRS has taken “significant actions” to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions, according to a report issued Thursday by the government... more »»

More research, please

April 30, 2015 Newt Gingrich recently recalled the bipartisan deal that doubled the budget for the National Institutes of Health — with fondness. more »»

Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 presidential campaign

April 30, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. more »»

Clinton fundraisers show scope of family network

April 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is tapping some of the biggest donors to her family's philanthropy for her presidential campaign, even as the charity is under scrutiny over its own fundraising... more »»

Lawmakers avoid divulging their vote on tax hike for roads

April 27, 2015 LANSING — Michigan voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase linked to road improvements because that’s what lawmakers proposed after deadlocking on directly raising taxes themselves. more »»

The lasting benefits

April 22, 2015 We firmly believe that the May 5th ballot proposal is beneficial to Michigan. Michigan’s drivers are paying significant taxes at the pump. more »»

Snyder, Legislature take different routes on fee hikes

April 20, 2015 LANSING — As part of his budget proposal, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Legislature for new, increased or extended fees that would raise around $13.9 million in new revenue. more »»

The ‘new’ Hillary Clinton

April 17, 2015 In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck “is still stacked in favor of those at the top. more »»

Four ways the surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

April 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. dollar hasn’t been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” ruled the box office. more »»

Households would pay $474 more in taxes under road plan

April 13, 2015 LANSING — The state sales tax would go up a penny on the dollar. The gasoline tax would rise with inflation, likely more. The annual vehicle registration tax would be higher. more »»

How taxes would be raised

April 13, 2015 By The Associated Press How taxes would increase and be spent if Michigan voters approve Proposal 1, the road funding measure on the May 5 ballot: REVENUE CHANGES — Increasing the sales tax from 6... more »»

Rich owe you a thank you

April 10, 2015 This tax season, America’s billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer. more »»

Paul won’t spell out abortion ban exceptions

April 9, 2015 NASHUA, N.H. — Kentucky Se. more »»

Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the “Do Not Call” list years ag. more »»

5 things to know about robocalls

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities and scammer. more »»

Walking away isn’t an option

April 7, 2015 Imagine the Washington agency tasked with helping our veterans telling someone to “go away and never come back.” Unbelievable, right? But that is what one Vietnam veteran was told by the VA in 1967. more »»

Most of $1.2 billion in new funds would go to county, city roads

April 6, 2015 LANSING — If voters agree to raise taxes for Michigan’s deteriorating road and bridge system, 61 cents of every dollar would go to local agencies that say the money could gradually restore roads to... more »»

Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

April 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP’s business wing with religious conservatives. more »»

Entrance fees rising in some national parks

April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you’re headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. more »»

Variety of fee increases in store for park visitors

April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has proposed or enacted fee increases that will be used to make a dent in an estimated $11. more »»



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