Infrastructure

Budget talks breaking down between Whitmer, GOP leaders

Updated, 5:04 p.m., 8/28/19 with additional comments from Whitmer's office With 33 days left to prevent a partial shutdown of state government, the war of...

Lack of state budget progress rankles Michigan school leaders

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools began classes on Tuesday. So did East Lansing Public Schools, where Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sends her teenage children.  Each of those...

Column: When you fix those damn roads, include mobility for all

Michigan has a transportation funding problem, and it’s been with us for years. We don’t invest enough in our system, and when we do,...

State budget chief begins planning for possible government shutdown

With about five weeks to go before the beginning of the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year and no clear sign of a budget deal, the...

Whitmer rejects GOP road-funding idea over school funding concerns

Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met on Thursday to try and break an impasse over road funding and the state budget,...

Susan J. Demas: Republicans don’t want to give Whitmer a victory...

For decades, powerful Michigan business groups have led the anti-tax charge, warning that any increase would surely tank the economy. During every downturn, they've blamed...

Biz leaders make push for new road revenue as Whitmer, GOP...

The state’s leading business advocacy groups want Michigan lawmakers to know that they’ll stand with them if they vote to raise taxes for road-funding...

Here’s your cheat sheet for Michigan’s budget after a long, hot,...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers have less than seven weeks to reach a Fiscal Year 2020 budget deal to avert a government shutdown,...

Whitmer says Legislature must get ‘serious’ about infrastructure funding during Lansing...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited a decaying bridge in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood Monday morning, taking the opportunity to press the Legislature to pass a...

Trump’s trade war with China hits home in Michigan

Updated, 7:03 p.m. 8/6/19, to better reflect Zeeland Farm Services' business operations Wild swings in weather during this growing season — coupled with wild swings...

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