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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Your Garbage Pick Up Service and the Wrath of Sen. Kahn-R

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 09:38:50 AM EST
    Tags: Garbage Service Fees, Tax Hikes, MI-GOP, Is Their a GOP?, I don't see it (all tags)

    That's right folks, our alleged Republican Super Majority Senate has decided that a 71.42% increase on "tipping fee" another necessary tax hike on Michiganders.

    The FY 2011-12 DEQ budget was built on the assumption that this fee would be raised by the amounts contained in the bill. Currently, the solid waste surcharge fee raises approximately $2.8 million per year. The fee is used as the primary funding source for the regulation, inspection and monitoring of private and public solid waste landfills in the State. The Department of Environmental Quality estimates that under the bill, approximately $4.6 million would be raised in FY 2011-12, and using Department estimates for the volume of waste projected to be deposited in FY 2012-13, the fee would raise $4.3 million for FY 2012-13.

    Nice, eh?

    Senator Kahn, and his fellow 18 Repubs, like a Democrat, when the state coffers decline, just raise the tax as with their Senate Bill 0449 for modifying Public Act 75 of 2007 that was an extenuation.

    If the fees sunset as scheduled, the DEQ will lose a total of $17.9 million in fee revenue that currently is used to support the four named programs. The sunset of the air emissions fee and the hazardous waste user charges also would result in the loss of $8.2 million in Federal funding and the State could be de-certified for administering Federal regulations in these two programs. Delaying the sunsets would allow the DEQ to continue operating all four programs by assessing permit fees and spending revenue. The groundwater discharge permit fee generates about $1.3 million annually. The air emissions fee brings in about $11.1 million annually. Solid waste program fees provide $4.2 million annually. Hazardous waste user charges bring in $1.3 million each year.

    Yannow, I think I'm gonna start running my household after the Senator Kahn model.  When I decide that I no longer am able to make good on my spending, I'm just going to have to take stuff from others.

    Reduce and get by on less?  Dude, that's so obtuse!

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    pretty steep jump (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 10:01:59 AM EST
    Somewhat surprised, though it is more of a user based expense.

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