State Budget + Taxes

Ajegba: Working with Whitmer ‘fix the damn roads’

The man in charge of carrying out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most famous campaign promise to “fix the damn roads” is Michigan Department of Transportation...
SBAM President Brian Calley

Calley emerges as Whitmer’s favorite Republican

In the four months since leaving his job as Michigan’s lieutenant governor, Brian Calley views Sunday mornings as perhaps the biggest change. Calley, who...

Meet Kolb and Eubanks, the leaders in charge of Michigan’s money

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month proposed a $60.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which includes spending on everything from K-12 education to...

New report shows state’s pre-K efforts failing to move the needle

More than half of the state’s 3- or 4-year-olds were not in preschool for most of the last decade, according to a new report...

Ananich: Won’t endorse yet in Flint election, says Dems will work...

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is nearing a full decade of service in Michigan’s Legislature, and he doesn’t mince words while looking back: “I...

Michigan House Dems await GOP counter-proposals on road funding

Michigan House Democrats mostly feel like they’re biding their time, as they await a Republican counter-proposal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call for a 45-cent...

Rick Haglund: Republicans hit Whitmer by playing up urban vs. rural...

Republican lawmakers who are dealing with a Democratic governor for the first time in eight years have already hatched a strategy to take back...

Alex Rossman: Why we should all care about the high cost...

As the parents of twin infants, my wife and I pay more than $500 a week to send them to a child care center....
Gov. Whitmer presenting the FY2020 budget

Whitmer, GOP leaders spar, no closer on deal for road funding

Michigan’s Legislature may be enjoying its final week of spring break before budget season begins in earnest, but the challenge of funding Michigan’s infrastructure...

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...

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