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Governor earns split decision on budget from business groups

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's fiscal year 2020 budget has, not surprisingly, won praise from education organizations, road builders, anti-poverty advocates and local government groups. When it...

Whitmer’s $60B budget axes pension tax, adds new business tax

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s inaugural budget comes with a combination of major increases for roads and schools while aiming to offset tax hikes with targeted...

Detroit to get $30M skills trade training center

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCCM) and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced on Monday plans to build a new 120,000 square...

Michigan 2020 budget cheat sheet: What to know before Whitmer’s presentation

Before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer embarked on the Hamtramck Paczki Run on Saturday, she took a minute to address her next big challenge: presenting her...

Whitmer’s roads plan fueled by 45-cent gas tax hike over 1...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s long-awaited plan to “fix the damn roads” revolves around raising the state’s gas tax by 45 cents in three increments. That...

Dingell invites AOC to Detroit to work on climate change

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) said on Sunday that she's invited progressive freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to come to Detroit to work...

Are ‘incredibly conservative’ tax incentives worth it for $4.5B Fiat Chrysler...

Many leaders — including President Donald Trump and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — have heaped praise on Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s planned hiring frenzy of roughly...

‘Sanctuary cities,’ lobbyist ‘revolving door’ among 400+ new bills in Michigan...

Just two months into their term, members of the 100th Michigan Legislature have already introduced more than 400 bills, including those that seek to...

Senate GOP leader backs Whitmer’s marijuana board

After lengthy discussion with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) is backing Whitmer’s executive order establishing a new marijuana regulatory...
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500 still owed money after Michigan unemployment system fiasco

The state has still not repaid roughly 500 people who were wrongfully flagged as having committed unemployment insurance fraud between 2013 and 2015, Gov....

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