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2017 Senate Bill 40: Expand state subsidies for particular companies on state line
Introduced by Sen. Dale W. Zorn (R) on January 18, 2017 To let particular businesses that are near the state line, and that have been selected by political appointees on a state 'economic development' program board, to each collect up to $10 million in state business subsidies for hiring people who do not live in Michigan.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on January 18, 2017
Reported in the Senate on February 7, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on February 9, 2017 To require the out-of-state worker to work at the Michigan facility at least half the year for the company to receive subsidies granted for employing the individual.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on February 9, 2017
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate (see names) on February 9, 2017 To let particular businesses near the state line, and that have been selected by political appointees on a state 'economic development' program board, to each collect up to $10 million in state business subsidies for hiring people who do not live in Michigan.
Received in the House on February 9, 2017
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on February 9, 2017

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