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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...

Report: School funding and clean water top Michiganders’ concerns

Ryan Jackson will be watching what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposes in her first budget on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Detroit resident says that Michigan’s crumbling roads...

Unions cheer Whitmer’s proposed school funding boost  

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase education funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget makes for a “strong initial step,” education unions said today....

Are ‘incredibly conservative’ tax incentives worth it for $4.5B Fiat Chrysler...

Many leaders — including President Donald Trump and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — have heaped praise on Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s planned hiring frenzy of roughly...

Whitmer will continue Snyder’s omnibus budget process

In her first State of the State address last month, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought to distinguish herself from her predecessor, Republican Rick Snyder, by...

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