State Budget + Taxes

Whitmer admin offers GOP guarantees for supplemental budget deal

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has made another pitch to GOP legislative leaders in an effort to pass a supplemental budget as time ticks away...

One data center tax break bill clears committee, others stall

Legislation aimed at growing Michigan’s data center industry via various tax exemptions continues to create consternation among school advocacy groups and lawmakers on both...

Susan J. Demas: When will Whitmer learn that the founders only...

Republicans are being really chill about Michigan's budget process, man. They totally did not get played by the Democratic governor, who vetoed $1 billion of...

No progress on post-budget fight, as Republicans pop bills to curb...

The war of words, letters and legislation continues to heat up as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP legislative leaders volley back and forth on...

Whitmer tells Republicans she won’t relinquish executive powers in budget negotiations

The GOP state Legislature has shown no shortage of consternation at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of executive powers to better align the Fiscal Year...

Lawmakers push tax breaks for data centers, critics worry about school...

A number of bipartisan bills are making their way around the House and Senate in efforts to make Michigan more competitive in the data...

GOP leaders again grouse about Whitmer’s use of executive power in...

Over coffee and eggs at an early Thursday morning event, GOP legislators told a politically oriented crowd at Boji Tower in Lansing that Gov....

House committee still tweaking bipartisan ‘safe drinking water’ bills 

The state House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee took up bills on statewide drinking water quality issues Tuesday afternoon, but declined to move...

Susan J. Demas: After years of cutting Michigan to the bone,...

In 2011, I was having dinner with a big media executive on a day that teachers were protesting GOP then-Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts...

State to hold 14 forum across Michigan on new Medicaid work...

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used the state Administrative Board to move about $6 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget that the GOP-led...

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