State Budget + Taxes

Gilchrist, Chatfield to work with Duggan on auto insurance reform

Mayor Mike Duggan’s call Tuesday night for the state Legislature to act on auto insurance reform wasn’t new — but he did have a...

Republicans leery, Democrats silent on governor’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s gas tax proposal to fix the roads — which would make Michigan the nation’s highest fuel tax state — is a...

Whitmer’s budget pitch to reluctant Republicans: Pay now or pay more...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a simple message on Tuesday for legislators who questioned the need to raise taxes to improve schools and roads: Pay...

Freedom Fund hammers Whitmer for ‘lazy’ roads plan

The conservative Freedom Fund is slamming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying she's gone back on an October debate statement that dramatically raising the gas tax...

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...

Metro Detroit leaders say Whitmer’s education budget makes the grade

Updated at 12:40 p.m. with comments from the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Southeast Michigan leaders praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the $15.4 billion School Aid...

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...

How past Michigan governors handled budget fights — and what to...

For former Gov. Rick Snyder, who ran as a self-described nerd, budget presentations were like Christmas morning. Unlike other governors, the Republican personally presented...

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...

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