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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion State Poised to Double Gas and Diesel Taxes in Wake of Proposal One Debacle
"Back when Reagan was in charge that might have been the case, however, now days not only are people getting the tax credit but they are also on the dole along with a myriad of other give away support paid to them by the taxpayers. For those that do…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Sheriff Cole or Lil Baby Kim?
"Well stated, Aquaman.  Perhaps a better pulpit for Sheriff Cole in these cases would be for him to offer a little humility rather than hubris.  For example, when talking about the Baymont Inn incident he could have stressed how every…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion State Poised to Double Gas and Diesel Taxes in Wake of Proposal One Debacle
"In this 2013 Mlive article, it explains that if gas was $4.00 per gallon, the state would get $0.41 cents per gallon.  Nineteen cents of that is the gas tax which would be rededicated to MDOT and supposedly road projects (and municipal maritime…"
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion State Poised to Double Gas and Diesel Taxes in Wake of Proposal One Debacle
"I haven't seen or heard how the new tax will be spent. I hope it all goes on road repair. If not then we need a new legislature and Governor. It's also time the income tax credit is eliminated. It's absolutely absurd to have people…"
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Bear Family in Fountain Area

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"Nick Swan has a serious conflict of interest when it comes to the MCSO. He has been the repair shop for police radios going back for at least 30+ years, and makes a financially lucrative contract with them for that. Whereas, Mr. Watkins apparently…"
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State Poised to Double Gas and Diesel Taxes in Wake of Proposal One Debacle

The State Senate voted to raise gas taxes 15 cents per gallon over the next three years,and diesel fuel taxes by 18 cents per gallon over that same period.  Current taxes are 19 cents and 16 cents per gallon respectively.  Though the proposal falls short of doubling the gas tax, diesel taxes are more than doubled in the bill, which now heads to the state house for their approval. …See More
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Bear Family in Fountain Area

A trail camera in the Fountain area, about 12 miles northeast of Scottville, captures the images of a mother and her four bear cubs rummaging about in a bait pile. Papa Bear did not show up. Be careful out there and see more here:…
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Sheriff Cole or Lil Baby Kim?
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council June 22, 2015 Meeting: The Quiet Game About Maclean
"Had computer problems. As far as the X-wife goes, we do get along for about 10 minutes at a time. After that it's back to combat mode. I got a good look at one of those stealth copters. The only problem with it is that it can't fly unless…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Sheriff Cole or Lil Baby Kim?
"Good article.  Did you know that fire departments in the United States prior to about 1865 were not ran by local governments, but private fire brigades competing with one another to be the first to respond to a fire because insurance…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Sheriff Cole or Lil Baby Kim?
"The MCP has cultivated a crop of pro-cop commenters by weeding out many of those who speak ill of Sheriff Cole and Chief Barnette.  I know of three other people other than myself who have been blocked out of MCP because of our cop-critical…"
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State Poised to Double Gas and Diesel Taxes in Wake of Proposal One Debacle

Started by XLFD in Dueling Torches. Last reply by Willy 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

The State Senate voted to raise gas taxes 15 cents per gallon over the next three years,and diesel fuel taxes by 18 cents per gallon over that same period.  Current taxes are 19 cents and 16 cents…Continue

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The Vanity of the Bonfires

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Last night was the first of three scheduled bonfires to be held at Stearn's Beach in the summer of 2015.  It arose from what was declared a successful initial bonfire held there last year as shown in…Continue

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