State Budget + Taxes

Ford receives $26M from sunsetting state incentive program

Ford Motor Co. could be the last company to receive the state’s Good Jobs for Michigan tax incentive that allows companies to keep a...

Anti-abortion group doesn’t make the cut in Michigan budget supplemental

Before breaking for the year, the GOP-led Legislature approved a Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget supplemental after a long standoff with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Not...

Pure Michigan left in the cold, leaders to talk tourism program...

Pure Michigan didn't make the cut in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget supplemental spending plan finally negotiated by state leaders. But state House Speaker...

Whitmer, Republicans reach supplemental budget deal

As the Legislature’s action draws to a close this year, both chambers made moves Tuesday to finalize a long-awaited post-budget deal reached between Gov....

Students, lawmakers push for bipartisan college affordability bills championed by Whitmer

Efforts to tackle community college affordability in Michigan have stalled since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighted the issue in her State of the State address...

Whitmer launches financial aid challenge as students face college affordability crisis

Almost $100 million in Pell grant funding went unclaimed last year after an estimated 25,000 eligible Michigan students did not file the Free Application...

Budget breakthrough: Whitmer, GOP leaders near deal as Legislature OKs spending...

By near-unanimous margins, the state Legislature passed supplemental spending bills on Wednesday as GOP lawmakers neared deals with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Senate Bill 152 will...

Yes, there’s still a budget impasse in Michigan

Despite occasional remarks that progress is being made on budget negotiations, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and House Speaker...

Whitmer calls for culture change around sexual assault, rolls out texting...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says we need to make major societal changes to end sexual assault on college campuses.  “It takes every one of us to...

Happy legislative hunting break! Only 15% of lawmakers have deer licenses.

Ah, hunting break. It's a hallowed tradition for the Legislature to take off for firearm deer season and Thanksgiving — and this year has...

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