State Budget + Taxes

Study: ‘Deaths of despair’ could drop with EITC, minimum wage boosts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed state budget would increase Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from its current rate of 6 percent to 12 percent,...

Shirkey: GOP ‘more optimistic than in weeks’ for auto no-fault deal

As negotiations continue between Republican leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, GOP leaders are finding hope that major changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance...

Senate passes $58B budget with 8.8% cut for Nessel, no gas...

The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate passed its version of the fiscal year 2020 budget on Wednesday, moving forward a negotiation process with Democratic Gov. Gretchen...

No-fault negotiations drag on as House plan moves forward

Negotiations are ongoing between top GOP leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the Legislature continues to negotiate over how best to overhaul the state’s...

Lonnie Scott: Legislative Republicans offer no roads plan, only complaints

This week is infrastructure week, and Michigan is, once again, the poster child for crumbling infrastructure. Voters went to the polls last year and...

New ADL report: White supremacist groups active in Michigan

The Anti-Defamation League continues to document a nationwide surge in white supremacist harassment or propaganda, including 60 confirmed incidents in Michigan between 2018 and...

Republicans celebrate auto insurance reform progress as Whitmer renews veto threat

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is threatening to veto House Republicans’ newest plan to allow auto insurance companies to sell reduced-coverage plans with a mandated rate...

Here’s where Michigan is on auto insurance reform after the House’s...

A little more than a day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto Senate legislation overhauling the state’s unique no-fault auto insurance law, Republican...

Like Snyder, Whitmer opposes online gambling legislation

Legislation to legalize online gambling in Michigan that former Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last year could meet a similar fate under current Gov. Gretchen...

Audit: Many Michigan child welfare complaints not reviewed due to strained...

Updated 1:00 p.m., May 2 2019 A report released Tuesday by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) found that the Office of Children’s Ombudsman...

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