Infrastructure

Roads, school funding dominate Rep. Brixie town hall in East Lansing

After a full day for the Michigan Legislature as it finished work on the $60 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, state Rep. Julie Brixie...

Final GOP budgets pass Legislature, Whitmer calls bills ‘a mess’

The GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday advanced 15 budget bills that will now head to the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the coming days.  The...

Whitmer, Greig agree their relationship is ‘fine’ after K-12 budget split

Michigan has a week to go to get next year’s state budget in place, and the Legislature is expected to approve a slew of...

No closer on budget deal: Whitmer hits GOP leaders for upcoming...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP legislative leaders still haven't struck a budget deal, with education and infrastructure as the major sticking points, and 48,000...

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...

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