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Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting

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  Last Sunday’s Lansing State Journal tore into the state Department of Treasury over its alleged inability to collect delinquent tax revenue.  

In a story by investigative reporter Steven Reed headlined “Tax Cracks,” Reed wrote that since 2000, Treasury has had to write off more than 2 billion dollars in delinquent taxes owed to the state.  He, and others in the story, suggests that oversight and accountability regarding tax collection are weak.

Terry Stanton is a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Treasury, who joins Current State to respond to the article.  

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