Attorney General Schuette reports income of about $300,000 last year, paid $55,000 in taxes


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LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife reported income of about $300,000 last year.

Schuette released a summary of his 2014 federal tax return Friday. He and wife Cynthia reported about $68,000 in charitable donations and paying nearly $55,000 in federal, state and local taxes.

The 61-year-old Schuette has mostly worked in public office as an elected or appointed official since 1985. He makes roughly $112,000 a year as attorney general.

The couple reported about $115,000 in dividend income, $35,000 in capital gains and nearly $41,000 from pensions and annuities.

An independent trustee manages the couple's financial assets to avoid a conflict with his job as attorney general.

Schuette says he voluntarily releases tax information to "ensure that the public knows that I am serving them and not myself."

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