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Displaying items by tag: Michigan League for Public Policy

Thursday, 28 July 2022 13:04

New report calls for permanent policy changes to improve youth outcomes

Armed with new data on economic security, education and health outcomes, nonprofit officials hope an array of policy changes enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic to address children’s and families’ needs are made permanent.

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 15:30

State Senate passes plan to reduce corporate, individual income tax rates

LANSING — The state Senate has advanced legislation to reduce the personal and corporate income taxes in Michigan, a proposal that contrasts Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pitch for targeted election-year tax cuts.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:00

Child care, wage trends hold back women’s workforce re-entry

Women have been slower than men to return to the workforce over the past year and a half. They are more often held back by childcare complications from the pandemic and are likely being dissuaded from returning to frontline positions with low pay.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:00

GOP lawmakers push corporate income tax cut, tax credits for businesses

Republican lawmakers are advancing bills that would reduce Michigan’s corporate income tax rate by 20 percent and create tax credits for businesses that lost at least a quarter of their revenue during COVID-19 restrictions.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 January 2021 16:32

Whitmer, GOP legislature compete over COVID relief funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers are squaring off over multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 spending plans that would bolster a vaccine rollout, K-12 schools preparedness and crucial business support.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 January 2021 15:06

Kids Count report highlights toll of COVID-19 pandemic on Michigan families

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on children and families who are struggling to meet basic needs while stretching nonprofits that provide essential services around food, shelter and mental health, according to a new report.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:00

Longer recession predicted without federal support for state, local budgets

University of Michigan researchers told state officials at this month’s revenue estimating conference they anticipate a gradual economic recovery in the next few years, resulting in an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent by the end of 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:12

Whitmer announces tuition-free education for frontline workers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced new programs for frontline COVID-19 workers while highlighting past efforts she says are meant to provide opportunity to working families during and after the pandemic.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:00

State, federal policymakers take action to keep businesses and workers afloat

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal lawmakers have taken a variety of steps to help businesses and employees navigate the short-term harm posed by the coronavirus. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:00

Criminal justice reform can help address workforce development, biz group says

series of recommendations from a state joint task force on reducing Michigan’s ballooning jail population can also address workforce development challenges, says a leading West Michigan business group.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 February 2020 17:15

Legislation to limit non-competes for certain low-wage jobs draws concern from biz groups

Backers of legislation that would bar employers in Michigan from requiring certain employees to sign a non-compete agreement say they simply want the free market to work.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:11

Treatment options for opioid addiction expand; ‘legitimate concerns’ from physicians remain

In 2017, Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration proposed and later signed into law a 10-bill package meant to be an “all-hands-on deck approach” to the opioid crisis, as former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley described it at the time. 

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 23 December 2018 15:38

Crystal Ball 2019 Michigan Policy Outlook: Amid new political dynamic, business groups focus on talent, road funding

Michigan business groups say a transition of executive power from a Republican to a Democrat brings policy uncertainty, but they expect a continued focus from Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer on at least two topics: road funding and talent.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 03 August 2018 13:28

Report highlights immigrants’ role in Michigan’s small biz economy

Immigrants play an outsized role in Michigan’s small business economy, according to a new research from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:05

2017 Legislature sets early course to repeal state income tax

Michigan Republicans are taking swift action at the start of this year’s legislative session to gradually phase out Michigan’s income tax.

Published in Economic Development