CHICAGO - The Michigan Senate has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would allow cities to use income tax revenues for bond issuance designed to attract U.S. Defense Department jobs.

Sen. Phil Arthurhultz, R-whitehall, the chief sponsor of the fivebill package, said the bill would allow local bonding authorities to issue bonds backed by revenues from the state's 4.6% income tax, and if applicable, city income taxes collected from employees at proposed Defense Department facilities.

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