Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wi...

Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wings arena, regional transit bills

There are 10 comments on the Detroit News story from Dec 19, 2012, titled Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wings arena, regional transit bills. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills Wednesday aimed at fixing Detroit's broken streetlights, better coordinating mass transit in southeast Michigan, helping Eastern Market expand and facilitating a new Detroit Red Wings arena and entertainment district project.

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goodyear

Detroit, MI

#1 Dec 20, 2012
It is a shame governor snyder has to initiate what other administration should have taken care of. Go get 'em Snyder!!
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Dec 20, 2012
goodyear wrote:
It is a shame governor snyder has to initiate what other administration should have taken care of. Go get 'em Snyder!!
Get em Snyder?
These three items were not even around for previous governors to sign.
Detroit lighting is a way to get more tax money from home owners. It's a way of bonding the lights separately from current taxes. Detroit added $300 to everybody's tax bill to fund trash. They could not bill lights this way so they found another way to increase taxes. It needed state approval.

Mike Ilich was not in the market for a new stadium until now. You seem so happy to be paying for part of his building. A double bonus for you is that some of the money will be coming from the tax you voted in to support the DIA. Why are you happy?

I guess transit proposals have been possible in the past, but now the suburbs will really get a chance to pay more than their fair share to support Detroit.

Enjoy.
Phil in the village

Oxford, MI

#3 Dec 20, 2012
I live in Michigan and i have republicans from top rto bottom controling Michigan and now my taxes are going up and up and up ! Who ever said Republicans dont raise taxes ??? All you have to do is live in Michigan and you can pay and pay and pay ! THANKs GOP ... 2014 your all toast...
Pete

Livonia, MI

#4 Dec 20, 2012
Phil in the village wrote:
I live in Michigan and i have republicans from top rto bottom controling Michigan and now my taxes are going up and up and up ! Who ever said Republicans dont raise taxes ??? All you have to do is live in Michigan and you can pay and pay and pay ! THANKs GOP ... 2014 your all toast...
We can't trust any of them. Best we can do is keep throwing them out. You can't even work off the books and avoid too much. They have your property hostage. I look for a push to higher sales tax at some point. California sales tax can be up to 9.75% now with local sales taxes added on. Snyder would love such a plan with say 7% base tax and allow counties to add up to 2%. The state and county just dare you to move.
goodyear

Detroit, MI

#5 Dec 20, 2012
I guess I never new the under(lying!) Factors. This sneakiness to get money should start with overhead.immediately cut pensions salaries of some of these over earners, etc. Around 70% of property taxes go to Wayne county.look at the way ficano has been spending on ridiculous perks retirement salaries that courts may decide we're on hook fer! If these clowns spend responsibly there would not be high deficit.( and I encouraged against (DIA) vote.they should rescind it!
Phil in the village

Fenton, MI

#6 Dec 22, 2012
You know a lot of people in this state are sorry for voting these THUGS into office in Michigan They the GOP has taken our state and turned it into what they call pro business ??? They have taken the tax system and put it on the backs of the homeowner and business do not pay at all . They have raised taxes and fee's everywhere . They have taken the vote of the people and said to the people of Michigan we the GOP do not care what you voted for we do not like it so SCREW the people of the state of michigan and your votes..Now i have never seen absolute power untill now ! The SOS another GOP idiot herself is now telling us who can vote and who cannot ? LOL Talk about COMMUNISM ?? Its alive and well in the STATE OF MICHIGAN... SO Michiganders ... What do you think of our GREAT STATE NOW...I do not mind change , change is a good thing at times.. But this is PURE POWER , and that as you can see corrupts...
Phil in the village

Oxford, MI

#7 Dec 26, 2012
Its nice of the GOP Spend MY TAX MONEY for a billionaire that just signed a 200 million dollar pitcher for the Tigers ... For his billion dollar hockey team .. He needs the welfare bailout GOP handout... Thanks ... Useless GOP in Michigan... But yet i pay the highest taxes in the USA... Hmmmm
goodyear

Toledo, OH

#8 Dec 27, 2012
Give Snyder another four years! Lol. At least he isn't doing things behinds closed doors as ficano and others were doing until caught.yes it is travesty we tax payers fund fer millionaires.. I thought for sure DIA tax wouldn't pass. And for 10 years! They really conned everyone.less money should get distributed and they would use it more frugally instead of giving high salaries and ridiculous pensions.Noone cared to compare this region with counties and cities of other similar size.just keep on what they're doing. By then courts uphold deals and taxpayers r again on the hook.
Phil in the village

Oxford, MI

#11 Dec 29, 2012
goodyear wrote:
Give Snyder another four years! Lol. At least he isn't doing things behinds closed doors as ficano and others were doing until caught.yes it is travesty we tax payers fund fer millionaires.. I thought for sure DIA tax wouldn't pass. And for 10 years! They really conned everyone.less money should get distributed and they would use it more frugally instead of giving high salaries and ridiculous pensions.Noone cared to compare this region with counties and cities of other similar size.just keep on what they're doing. By then courts uphold deals and taxpayers r again on the hook.
Im happy the DIA money vote only goes to Wayne Oakland and Macomb counties ! I live in Lapeer county , we do not give to Dicktroit...But then we have useless republicans like Candice Miller and all her friends in congress ! The true 47% living off of everyone else! She has only been sucking off the people of Michigan all her life... What a welfare Queen.. That is Candice Miller of the 10th .
Pete

Livonia, MI

#12 Dec 29, 2012
Phil in the village wrote:
<quoted text>Im happy the DIA money vote only goes to Wayne Oakland and Macomb counties ! I live in Lapeer county , we do not give to Dicktroit...But then we have useless republicans like Candice Miller and all her friends in congress ! The true 47% living off of everyone else! She has only been sucking off the people of Michigan all her life... What a welfare Queen.. That is Candice Miller of the 10th .
That's great that you don't get taxed for the DIA. Just remember though that you will have to pay to see the Shirin Neshat exhibit next July. Of course they may decide to charge those who paid the new tax as well. That's how it works. Be thankful Lapeer is not still part of Wayne County as is was long ago.

And how's the coon hunting?

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