State Budget + Taxes

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Bipartisan balance needed in Michigan’s budget

The Michigan League for Public Policy has been working on our annual report for 2018, and in looking back on our highlights from last...

Whitmer reveals ‘centerpiece’ of 2020 budget plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said closing the skills gap and fixing infrastructure will be the primary themes when she delivers her first budget plan to...

House makes 1st stab at killing pension tax

It's hard to find any defenders of the so-called pension tax that passed in 2011 as part of GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's tax...

New report lays out pros, cons for road-funding plans

Michigan’s lawmakers only have three options if they’re serious about “fixing the damn roads,” according to a new report by the nonpartisan policy think...

Rick Haglund: Amazon vs. everybody and Michigan’s place in tax break...

Good-government types are hailing the breakup of online retail giant Amazon and New York City as a long-awaited reckoning of the outrageous subsidies offered...

Tribes look to governor in fight to expand casinos

Updated, 12:15 p.m., 2/25/19 The quest of Michigan's tribal casino resorts to expand beyond their boundaries wasn’t a hot topic during last year’s election between...

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 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...

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...

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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