Rick Snyder

In rare step, Michigan Legislature overrides Snyder vetoes

The Republican-led Michigan Legislature voted Wednesday to override Gov. Rick Snyder's veto of a speedier tax cut for those who trade in their car for a new one, the first override in his tenure and just the fourth in the last 67 years.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof said the "timing was right" — the same day the chamber approved a bill to keep intact and boost Michigan's personal tax exemption, which is at risk of being eliminated under the recent federal tax overhaul due to the way the state tax code is linked to the U.S. code. He and House Speaker Tom Leonard downplayed any concerns that the override will cause a rift in their relationship with the Republican...

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