State Budget + Taxes

Engler’s 1991 tax cut: ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

When Gov. John Engler offered his first tax cut proposal to the Michigan Legislature on this day in 1991 — which chopped $4.2 billion...

MSU study: Michigan school funding lower now than 25 years ago

Some 25 years after Michigan dramatically changed how it funds its public schools, a new study suggests that financial investment has declined more sharply...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

Whitmer to convene 1st ‘quadrant’ meeting Wednesday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday will hold her first meeting with the four leaders of each legislative caucus, her spokeswoman confirmed to the Advance. Michigan...

Michigan to issue Feb. food assistance early due to shutdown

The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services (MDHHS) plans to issue Food Assistance Program benefits early for February as directed by the USDA...

Breaking: Watchdog org. filing complaint against anti-abortion group with state contract

Updated 5/29/2019, 12:08 p.m. A nonpartisan consumer watchdog group plans to file a complaint on Monday calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as well as Attorney...

Michigan revenue grows by $265M, but budget challenges lie ahead

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will enter budget negotiations with the GOP-led Legislature with $288.6 million more in state General Fund money than experts previously estimated,...

Guilfoyle named deputy treasurer

Jeff Guilfoyle has been named chief deputy treasurer.   Guilfoyle, who will begin work on Jan. 22, previously worked at the Treasury Department from 1998...
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Study: Michigan top 10 state for insured children

Michigan children are healthier, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. The state ranks 10th in the nation for...

FOIA expansion, pension tax repeal among 1st House bills introduced

As the Michigan Legislature convened its 100th session on Wednesday, House members introduced bills improving government transparency, repealing the pension tax and banning minors...

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