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New Mich. law protects volunteer firefighter earnings from tax

The bill protects Mich. vol. firefighters' small compensation from being considered income

The States News Service

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed a bill that protects Michigan's volunteer firefighters into law, announced state Rep. Al Pscholka. House Bill 4726 prevents the small compensation volunteer firefighters receive from counting as income and threatening unemployment benefits for unemployed volunteers.

"This is simply the right thing to do for these heroic residents," said Pscholka. "In some cases, these brave first responders are not even granted death benefits. They are providing for the public's safety and shouldn't be discouraged from service in the event that they are laid off from their full-time positions."

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