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House Dems push new business taxes to fix roads

Updated, 11:48 a.m. with additional comments from House Democrats Michigan House Democrats are out with their own road-funding plan and it’s a sharp departure from...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan deserves great schools and roads. It’s time...

It’s been more than 100 days since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came up with the most business-friendly solution to fix the roads and start to...

Whitmer, Gilchrist join teacher rally for more education funding

Michigan’s educators descended on the Capitol Tuesday in Lansing to advocate for increased funding to the state’s public schools, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and...

Mary Alice Carter: Real Alternatives is a real waste of Michigan...

It shouldn’t be controversial to say that elected officials have a responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of taxpayers’ money. Unfortunately, conservative legislators in Lansing have...
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Flint, unemployment insurance, Headlee lawsuits cast shadow over state budget

The state is keeping an eye on multiple pending lawsuits, including a potential settlement for Flint residents, that could leave a huge hole in...

Poll: Strong support for graduated income tax

A new statewide poll shows that three-quarters of Michiganders support a graduated tax system in which the wealthy would pay more. The poll from...
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Community benefits program announced for Gordie Howe Bridge

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a substantial community benefits program, according to a Friday announcement by the public and private team responsible...

GOP backs down on Gordie Howe Bridge, House springs transportation budget

Michigan’s GOP-led House on Thursday passed a $5.4 billion fiscal year 2020 transportation budget proposal that unlocks new money for road repairs that has...

Susan J. Demas: The GOP finally has an infrastructure plan: Sell...

In what was, perhaps, the most perfect Onion story ever written, the city of Detroit was sold at auction to “bulk scrap dealers and...

House budget would stop Michigan spending on Gordie Howe Bridge

Updated with MDOT comments, 9:50 p.m. A GOP-led Michigan House panel passed a budget proposal Wednesday that would prohibit the state from spending any taxpayer...

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