December 7 2001 Changing of the guard A few month

first_imgDecember 7, 2001Changing of the guardA few months ago, Ron Chandler took over as Manager of the Metalshop.Pictured: Ron and Megan work on repairing some decorative railing on a small balcony off the roof ofWest Housing. Megan volunteered in the Metalshop for a few months after her Workshop (September).[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton]Megan helps Ron prepare a section of railing to be welded. November Workshopper Brendan Doherty also spent a good part of his workshop working with Ron in the Metalshop. One of their projects was replacing a railing leading up the sides of the Lab Building.center_img Other current projects include constructing a rack for the “site truck” and fabricating woodstovesfor cubes (housing) in Camp.last_img read more

Michigan House legislators unveil tax relief plan for families seniors

first_img Categories: News Michigan House legislators today introduced legislation to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors.The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens.The main bills were introduced by Reps. Jim Tedder of Clarkston and Roger Hauck of Union Township, with another key bill sponsored by Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth.“The recent federal tax reforms are a good start, but hard-working Michiganders deserve broader and more significant income tax relief,” Hauck said. “Allowing people to keep more of their own money will help Michigan’s economy and improves our quality of life – and we can afford this tax break without compromising essential public services. Tax spenders have had their time in Lansing. Today is a day for the taxpayers.”Hauck’s bill ensures Michigan taxpayers can continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. In addition, Hauck’s bill increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching $4,800 for 2020.Noble’s bill ensures taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax will continue to be able to claim exemptions if the city adopts a uniform ordinance.Tedder – chair of the House Tax Policy Committee – sponsors legislation to specifically help senior citizens in addition to the personal exemption increase. His bill would provide a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older – or $200 for joint filers.“As Michigan continues to experience budget surpluses, it’s an exciting time to talk about tax relief,” Tedder said. “With health and good fortune, we one day will all become senior citizens. Why not provide tax relief at a time in life when people need it most, when many are on fixed incomes? It’s time we provided real tax relief to the people who have shouldered Michigan’s financial burden for decades.”Noble agreed it is time to provide a tax break for Michigan families.“Lowering taxes will make Michigan a better place to live and raise a family, and that’s what our work as legislators is supposed to be all about,” Noble said. “The money collected through taxes belongs to the people – not politicians. It’s time families and seniors got to keep more of it for themselves.”House Bills 5420-22 were referred to the Tax Policy Committee for consideration.### 16Jan Michigan House legislators unveil tax relief plan for families, seniorslast_img read more

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska grew its r

first_imgPolish cable operator Multimedia Polska grew its revenue-generating unit base by 4.1% last year, ending 2014 with 1.6 million RGUs.The growth in RGUs was associated with the acquisition of Poznań-based operator Teletronika in December 2013.The operator had 820,100 unique customers at the end of the year, of which 306,900 took two services and 130,200 took three services.Average number of services per customer stood at 1.95 at the end of December, up from 1.86, with the increase largely attributed to success in selling mobile telephony services, as well as the sale of new services to former Telektronika customers. ARPU stood at PLN68.61 (€16.46), up 1.1%.Multimedia Polska posted full-year revenues of PLN705.8 million, up very slightly – 0.9% – on the 2013 figure. Adjusted EBITDA was PLN355.6 million, flat year-on-year.TV generated revenues of PLN348.5 million, up 0.5%. The company had 779,000 TV RGUs at the end of the year, including 382,000 digital customers and 98,000 premium customers.Multimedia Polska had 527,000 broadband RGUs, up 5.5% year-on-year, generating revenues of PLN220.5 million, up 3.6%.last_img read more