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May 19, 2005
The proposal of Michigan state House Democrats to increase the state’s tipping fee surcharge appears to be going nowhere, according to a report in the Macomb Daily newspaper.
“Republican leaders have told us this package is DOA — dead on arrival,” Democratic state Rep. Fred Miller said Monday at a press conference, according to the paper. “There’s a cozy relationship between the waste industry and the Republican Party.”
The bill would increase the state’s surcharge on tipping fees from $.21 per ton to $7.50 per ton. Supporters of the proposal claim that it would stem the flow of out-of-state waste into Michigan’s borders. To view the full article, visit http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/051705/loc_trash001.shtml.
Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360
Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.
Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.
Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.
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