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Dollars and Sense? Municipalities wrestle with disconnect between state revenue sharing and the economy
As Michigan’s private sector continues to expand, municipal executives remain concerned that the state’s local units of government have limited options to share in that growth.
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.
For business groups, outlook is grim on proposed energy reform
Even though a pair of sweeping energy reform bills advanced in the state Senate late last month, key business groups stood opposed to the plans.
‘Fairer Approach’ — Biz-backed tax study finds companies pay fair share
State revenue from taxes paid by small businesses more than doubled as Michigan’s economy improved coming out of the Great Recession and as the overall business tax burden in the state declined.
With corporate income tax comes volatility for Michigan, economists say
In 2009, Michigan State University economist Charles Ballard met with then-gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder to discuss tax policy at an Applebee’s off I-96 near Okemos.
Health care groups prioritize insurance claims assessments, funding issues
Medicaid and funding issues dominate the health care agenda in 2016 for advocacy groups in Lansing.
Energy policy: ‘Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride’
State lawmakers remain focused on passing energy policy this year that preserves Michigan’s limited electric choice market and abandons renewable energy standards in favor of comprehensive planning requirements.
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.
Switch’s love affair with Michigan started with reliable, renewable energy
While a competitive tax structure was important, Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC had a different prerequisite before even considering opening a cloud-based data center in Michigan: reliable, renewable energy.
Business group welcomes changes to ‘insidious’ unclaimed property process
Business advocates in Michigan are applauding the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder over changes made late last year to the state’s abandoned and unclaimed property process.