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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Littoral Living: Highest Property Taxes in the State

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 03:03:20 PM EST
    Tags: Waterways, Harbors, Harbor of Refuge, Commerce, Littoral Property, Watercraft, registration fees, gas tax, Sales Tax, Tourism, Dredging, HB 4197, SB 0146 (all tags)

    For the premium paid, why are funds for dredging even an issue?

    Detroit News

    The state Senate is considering taking $30 million from Michigan's rainy day fund for emergency dredging of harbors and waterways this year to relieve shallows that threaten the state's boating industry as a result of historic low levels in the Great Lakes.

    That proposal was unveiled Tuesday as part of a broader set of options for dealing long-term with the recurring need to dredge the state's 90 recreational harbors that cater to recreational boating. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers use federal funds to maintain appropriate depths in commercial harbors handing 100 million or more tons of cargo per year.

    Lawmakers portrayed it as a quicker and more robust alternative to Gov. Rick Snyder's call for $22 million in emergency funds that would be used to address the problem in the current budget and $8 million the following year. That was included in the governor's budget plan.


    The article goes on to state that MDOT's budget may be tapped.  Perhaps, that's not out of the question considering how many boats I see filling up at gas stations paying road tax.  Well, at least the ones not using Rec Gas, and Off-road Diesel like I do, anyway.  Better question is where in the Hell has all the registration fee monies gone?  Has anyone actually sat down and looked at the Watercraft Fee Schedule?  It's got-damn obscene.  Add insult to injury, the article glosses over reviving a local tax grab scheme too.

    "Everything is on the table," said state Sen. Geoff Hansen, R-Hart, who is taking the lead in the effort.

    No, Sen. Hansen.  $630M rainy day fund?  It's enough of the Bee esS.  No new taxes - period.  Dredge the damn waterways.

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    by grannynanny on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:47:44 AM EST
    Daily docking fees at DNR harbors and seasonal slips provide $$$ also.  Two penny Jenny also took the operations of the harbors out of the hands of the private sector and put it back into the govt sector.  

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