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Michigan Road Funding Political Talks Provide Sharp Differences Between Republicans, Democrats

GRAND RAPIDS – A bipartisan panel of four top legislators Friday saw divided reaction to a proposal from former legislative leaders for a 47-cent increase in the gasoline tax over time, but also some consensus on the need to change how the state funds its roads. At the Michigan Press Association's annual conference, House Majority

By |2019-02-03T19:35:28+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Politics|

Report: Small Business Paying More in Business Taxes

LANSING – The state's leading small business organization, NFIB, announced the release of a report that shows small business is paying the lion’s share of the state’s primary business taxes. “A recent House Fiscal Agency report suggests 2018 net revenue from the Corporate Income Tax could be about $392 million, but just a few years ago

By |2019-01-30T19:01:20+00:00January 30th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Progress, But No Auto Insurance Reform Ideas Yet Committed To Michigan Senate Bill

LANSING - A Michigan senator who introduced a vehicle bill this month for comprehensive no-fault auto insurance reform says his fact-finding conversations with other lawmakers and an array of stakeholders, are ongoing and are making progress, but he has not yet put pen to paper with any concrete proposals ahead of initial committee hearings. Sen.

By |2019-01-28T08:29:56+00:00January 28th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State Reassessing Shutdown Impacts As February Draws Closer

LANSING - The state is currently assessing how the partial federal government shutdown will affect services after February 5 as there appears a "total lack of progress" toward re-opening the government, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has joined a call for the President Donald Trump administration to allow federal employees working without pay to access unemployment benefits. The

By |2019-01-21T08:53:12+00:00January 21st, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State Selects Pilot Projects For Michigan Mobility Challenge

DETROIT — Pointing to the critical role transportation plays in improving access to services and public life in communities across the state, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the final round of pilot projects to receive funding under the $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge initiative this week at the North American International Auto Show. The Michigan

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, Politics|

Some More Money For State, But Growth Slowing In Coming Years

LANSING - Michigan officials will have some more money to work with through the remainder of the 2018-19 fiscal year and for the upcoming 2019-20 fiscal year, but not much more, the state's Revenue Estimating Conference decided on Friday. But that additional revenue growth will be the product of slowing overall economic growth in both

By |2019-01-13T18:17:38+00:00January 13th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Whitmer Calls For More State Contracts For ‘Disadvantaged’ Businesses

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state to adopt policies to increase the contracts the state awards to "geographically disadvantaged businesses" so as to expand business opportunities in "low-income communities and underutilized business areas." In her eighth executive directive issued since she's taken office, Whitmer said she wants the Michigan Department of Technology,

By |2019-01-13T18:17:51+00:00January 13th, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Former Michigan House Speaker: Should Have Gone Slower On Income Tax Cut

LANSING - In reviewing his two years leading the House, former Speaker Tom Leonard said in a recent interview he could have gone slower on the income tax cut he pushed in early 2017, which was defeated, though he does not regret putting the bill up for a vote. In the first bill to be

By |2019-01-05T19:12:22+00:00January 5th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Lyon, Wells Dismissed From Federal Flint Water Class-Action

LANSING - The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Friday a district court's denial of motions to dismiss against five Flint water crisis defendants including the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services and the state's former chief medical executive, though it sided with the lower court in denying motions to

By |2019-01-05T19:12:22+00:00January 5th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer Calls For Cross-Aisle Cooperation As She Takes Oath Of Office

LANSING - As eight years of total Republican control of state government ended at noon Tuesday, Democrats crowded the Capitol lawn with a smattering of Republicans on hand as well to mark the opening of a new political era in state government. A Democratic governor, secretary of state and attorney general. A Republican Legislature and

By |2019-01-02T13:54:37+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|