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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...

Republican Peter Meijer under fire for barring drag performers with Down...

Updated 1:41 p.m. Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer has banned an international troupe of drag performers who also have Down Syndrome from performing at his...

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,...

State suspends Walled Lake marijuana license

The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) suspended its first marijuana-related business license last Friday, citing unreliable testing and reporting at an Oakland County laboratory. According...

House Dems announce clean air legislation

As the Michigan Legislature prepares to return to work full-time after its summer recess, House Democrats announced Wednesday a package of bills aimed at...

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...

U.S. Steel lays off roughly 50 in Ecorse, plans more cuts

The manufacturer U.S. Steel has laid off almost 50 employees at its Great Lakes Works Facility in Ecorse, according to a letter they sent...

In Detroit, Pence touts Trump admin. economic gains as recession fears...

Updated, 6:23 p.m. 8/19/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Southeast Michigan business leaders to “reject...

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,...

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