LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- Governor Rick Snyder has signed a tax overhaul that he says will encourage more mining in Northern Michigan. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta:
The new tax will be based on how much iron, nickel, copper and other metals are pulled from the ground and will replace a complicated hodgepodge of local taxes. Humboldt Township Supervisor Joseph Derosha says his region will benefit from a mining tax that’s simple and easy to understand.
“This tax will create new jobs across the Upper Peninsula and the state of Michigan," he says.