Infrastructure

Audit: $175 million state HR system needs improvement

Updated, 3:20 p.m. with the State Budget Office's comments. A new government audit shows that the Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Applications system used by almost...

Rick Haglund: No evidence that Whitmer’s business tax hike will hurt...

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed a 6-percent income tax on small businesses in early March, business lobbying groups and Republican lawmakers slammed it faster...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Sen. Ed McBroom talk to reporters after rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order, Feb. 14, 2019

Shirkey ‘reviewing options’ after AG’s Line 5 opinion

Updated, 8:42 p.m., with Chatfield's comments Republican leaders are considering their options — and some are vowing action — as Michigan’s attorney general and governor...

Report: Michigan should stop treating transit as a ‘social welfare program’

Michigan needs to rethink its approach to public transit, treating it as a “public utility” rather than as a “social welfare program.” That’s according to...

Does Whitmer’s roads plan raise $2.5B or $1.9B? Here’s why it...

Most people don’t dispute that Michigan has some of the worst roads in the nation, but politicians are still squabbling over how to fix...

Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's roads tax plan got a warm reception last week at a Detroit Regional Chamber luncheon and now the group is making...

6 Republicans vote against naming highway for Aretha Franklin

The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to name a portion of M-10 in Detroit the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway in honor of the...

O’Rourke: Shrinking middle class tied to attacks on unions

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke barnstormed through Southeast Michigan on Monday, making a play for union workers who could be decisive in both the...

Susan J. Demas: Business leaders should call GOP’s bluff on Whitmer’s...

It’s almost springtime in Michigan, which means that it’s time for another glorious season of pothole roulette. Nobody really denies that our roads are in...

Detroit chamber CEO: ‘Growing split’ with GOP, biz community on roads

Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, said on Thursday that his organization believes Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $2.5 billion roads proposal...

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