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Dem senator pushes huge boost to the Earned Income Tax Credit

A Democratic lawmaker doesn't just want to restore a tax credit Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans chopped for low-income people during their 2011 tax...

House, Senate appeal to Supreme Court on worker initiatives

Both chambers of Michigan’s GOP-controlled Legislature adopted resolutions on Wednesday asking the state’s top court to weigh in on lingering legal questions over two...

Detroit turns page on Cobo, bank to rename convention center

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) on Wednesday awarded the naming rights of 723,000-square-foot Cobo Center in Detroit to Chemical Bank. The facility is...

House Republicans offer ‘guiding principles’ for term

Republican members of the Michigan House on Tuesday unveiled their action plan for the 2019-20 legislative term, hitting on issues they’ve stressed before. During the...

GOP legislators want to bypass AG on minimum wage, sick time...

Updated, 7:50 p.m. with comments from Rep. Darrin Camilleri: GOP legislative leaders hope to go around the attorney general over questions on two ballot initiatives...

Immigrant detention company could buy private land since Whitmer nixed plan

A Virginia-based company that planned to build a private immigrant detention center in Michigan may now consider buying private property after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Whitmer wants to fix the damn roads. Citizens wonder why the...

In her first State of the State address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer painted a vivid picture of school buses driving on unsafe roads...

Business lobbyists: GOP minimum wage, sick leave law changes were legal

Some of the state’s top business lobbyists believe they’re in the clear as Attorney General Dana Nessel begins a review of GOP maneuvers last...

Rick Haglund: Biz groups fighting Whitmer’s environmental agenda fail to see...

Republican leaders in the Legislature have pledged to work cooperatively with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on solving the tough issues facing the state. But apparently...

Video: Lawmakers on gov. agenda of equal pay, auto insurance reform

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ramps up to reveal her first budget next month, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, not surprisingly, are hoping to hear different...

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