It took more than a year but the City of Detroit now allows pedal pubs to live up to their name. Customers are now allowed to drink alcoholic beverages while peddling these unusual pub platforms.
The state of Michigan is expected to pay $660.7 million in refundable tax credits to favored businesses in 2016-17 as part of its corporate welfare programs. That’s enough money to give all 99,000-plus Michigan public school teachers a $6,665 bonus.
The state keeps the names of the companies secret, but it is known that as of February, $433.6 million had already been paid during the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016. It’s important to note that these were not “tax breaks” but actual cash payments — money redistributed from people and small businesses to a handful of large and privileged corporations.… more