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Lame Duck Legislative Outlook: TIF/DDA reforms, brownfield changes on deck
As Michigan legislators prepare to enter their final session of the year, policy watchers across the state are closely monitoring legislation that could get a vote in the lame duck session.
Pot-ential Boon? Michigan lawmakers take major step to legitimize marijuana industry
Eight years after voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Michigan lawmakers have agreed to a regulatory framework for the commercial growing and selling of marijuana to qualified patients.
Major developments could get funding boost under proposed incentives
To help make Michigan more attractive for large-scale real estate developments, lawmakers want to give developers new options to help fund their projects.
The Trump Effect? Tight West Michigan House races may swing against business-backed candidates
At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.
Unfinished Business: A look at what’s next for Michigan lawmakers in 2016
Earlier this month, the state Legislature adjourned for most of the summer so lawmakers can focus on constituent issues in their home districts, as well as this year’s election.
Award-winning CFOs rely on comprehensive perspective, ‘brutal honesty’ for success
Responsibly managing corporate finances increasingly requires the best financial executives to expand their scope by branching out into other roles. That was one key message this year’s winners in the MiBiz CFO of the Year Awards shared during a best practices panel discussion this week.
Dick’s incentive plans, financial tools put GR Chamber on path to growth
When Shari Dick joined the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014, sales were stagnant, turnover was high and many of the staff members worked in silos.
Business-backed reading standards held up in Legislature
West Michigan’s business community says it has a vested interest in how well third-graders can read.
Business groups balance priorities with need to solve Flint, DPS problems
As the state grapples with the Flint water crisis and a long-term funding solution for Detroit Public Schools, business advocates hope lawmakers will still be able to tackle policies that keep health care costs down, add transparency and help companies attract talent.
As renewable energy prices drop, business groups split on state mandates
As the price of wind and solar energy declines and even falls in line with fossil fuels, some policymakers have started to wonder if it’s time to expand Michigan’s renewable energy mandates.