State Budget + Taxes

Rick Haglund: Amazon vs. everybody and Michigan’s place in tax break...

Good-government types are hailing the breakup of online retail giant Amazon and New York City as a long-awaited reckoning of the outrageous subsidies offered...

Tribes look to governor in fight to expand casinos

Updated, 12:15 p.m., 2/25/19 The quest of Michigan's tribal casino resorts to expand beyond their boundaries wasn’t a hot topic during last year’s election between...

Dem senator pushes huge boost to the Earned Income Tax Credit

A Democratic lawmaker doesn't just want to restore a tax credit Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans chopped for low-income people during their 2011 tax...

House Republicans offer ‘guiding principles’ for term

Republican members of the Michigan House on Tuesday unveiled their action plan for the 2019-20 legislative term, hitting on issues they’ve stressed before. During the...

Whitmer wants to fix the damn roads. Citizens wonder why the...

In her first State of the State address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer painted a vivid picture of school buses driving on unsafe roads...

Video: Lawmakers on gov. agenda of equal pay, auto insurance reform

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ramps up to reveal her first budget next month, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, not surprisingly, are hoping to hear different...

GOP leader may open door to new revenue for roads

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) may agree with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration that a major fix to state roads will likely have...

Jacobs: Gov. right to spotlight state worker morale, Medicaid work rules

Gilda Jacobs has watched her share of State of the State addresses, having spent a total of 12 years in both chambers of the...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

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