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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hire an Ex-Con, Get a Tax Break

From the Associated Press:  Hire an Ex-Con in Philly, Get a Tax Break:

[T]he city of Philadelphia is making a concerted effort to encourage the hiring of ex-convicts amid a renewed interest nationwide in dealing with high recidivism, growing crime rates and exploding prison populations. Philadelphia averaged a murder a day the past two years and has been sued to reduce its overcrowded, record-high jail population. So, on his 100th day in office last month, Mayor Michael Nutter announced a program, being headed by an ex-offender, that gives $10,000 a year in municipal tax credits to companies that hire former prisoners and provide them tuition support or vocational training.

(Hat Tip:  Doug Berman.)

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I'm wondering if there is tax breaks for michigan employers who hire ex convicts?

Posted by: Sharrie | Sep 21, 2008 7:40:12 PM