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6 budget conference reports advance, despite Whitmer’s objections

The first GOP-led conference committees advanced six department-level budgets on Thursday that can now move to the full House and Senate.  The conference committee hearings...

Another Michigan budget standoff dawns

Budget talks between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative Republicans again broke down on Thursday night.  While the statements from all parties offer a fair bit...

Ananich: End big business tax breaks to fund roads, schools

State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) wants to phase out the state’s former tax credit economic incentive program for good and use the...

Whitmer denies caving to GOP on road fix, says she’s being...

Just hours after walking back a long-held pledge to veto any budget without a big boost for infrastructure funding, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought to...

Whitmer and GOP leaders say they’re working on budget targets

After a war of words in recent weeks over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget — which has to be signed by Sept. 30 to...

Susan J. Demas: Dear Michigan Republicans: Your party never wins government...

Michigan is a mere 22 days away from a government shutdown (but who's counting?) and you might be confused as to why. It's actually pretty...

House passes bill naming part of highway for former Rep. Plawecki

A portion of a Wayne County highway will be named to honor former state Rep. Julie Plawecki, who died suddenly in 2016.  The House voted...
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Study: Local tax changes could help fix Michigan’s roads

Local taxation may be the answer to “fixing the damn roads,” according to a new paper from the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council (CRC) of...

Minnesota gov: ‘I ran … on raising the [gas] tax’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s push to hike Michigan’s gas tax to fix crumbling roads and bridges — her signature campaign promise — is hardly occurring...

House Dem leader calls Whitmer 45-cent gas tax ‘extreme,’ and likely...

Michigan House Minority Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) said Thursday that a 45-cent gas tax proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “probably an...

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