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GOP gov candidate Cox releases 2009 tax returns



Republican Mike Cox has released his 2009 tax returns, the first gubernatorial candidate to do so.

The attorney general reported Monday that he earned $118,519 while his wife, Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox, earned $76,511. The Livonia couple claimed exemptions for three of their children, paid $30,202 in federal taxes and are due a $1,011 federal refund.

In addition, Cox disclosed that their home is worth $226,000 and that they owe $201,000 on it. He reports having $97,000 in a state 401(k) retirement fund and $133,000 in a Wayne County 401(k) from his time with the prosecutor's office.

His wife reports having $55,000 in a Wayne County 401(k), $213,000 in a federal 401(k) from her time as a U.S. Customs agent and $39,000 in county deferred compensation.

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