State Budget + Taxes

Susan J. Demas: Republicans don’t want to give Whitmer a victory...

For decades, powerful Michigan business groups have led the anti-tax charge, warning that any increase would surely tank the economy. During every downturn, they've blamed...

Biz leaders make push for new road revenue as Whitmer, GOP...

The state’s leading business advocacy groups want Michigan lawmakers to know that they’ll stand with them if they vote to raise taxes for road-funding...

Inside Michigan Government: All our video interviews with Michigan department heads

Last year was a sea change election in Michigan, electing new leaders for top statewide offices, starting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Changes may have started...

Here’s your cheat sheet for Michigan’s budget after a long, hot,...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers have less than seven weeks to reach a Fiscal Year 2020 budget deal to avert a government shutdown,...

Longtime House Appropriations Chair Don Gilmer dies

Former longtime Michigan House Appropriations Chair Don Gilmer died Monday at the age of 73, WKZO-FM and other media reported. The Kalamazoo-area Republican served in...

Whitmer says Legislature must get ‘serious’ about infrastructure funding during Lansing...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited a decaying bridge in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood Monday morning, taking the opportunity to press the Legislature to pass a...
abortion

New Planned Parenthood president dismisses reports on internal strife, talks efforts...

Alexis McGill Johnson has taken the helm of Planned Parenthood as reproductive rights are under assault across the country. In Michigan, a state panel has...

Trump’s trade war with China hits home in Michigan

Updated, 7:03 p.m. 8/6/19, to better reflect Zeeland Farm Services' business operations Wild swings in weather during this growing season — coupled with wild swings...

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...

Court partially sides with Michigan cities over state in Headlee suit

Municipal leaders in Michigan are cheering a Wednesday ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals pertaining to funding for local governments, but it’s unclear...

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