Corporate property tax abatements, Apollo investment and ownership in the UP, NMU COVID-19 testing, Michigan Revenue Estimating Conference, and new book suggestions. Read more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors.
Jill Roof at the Citizens Research Council of Michigan gives an overview of the Michigan Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a state law allowing county treasurers to keep surplus proceeds from tax foreclosure sales is unconstitutional, and how the ruling doesn’t go far enough to address similar issues.
Educational technology expert Pamela Spady shares the results and her thoughts on a UP-wide survey of K-12 teachers on their opinions for how to return to school for the 2020-21 school year.
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