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Thursday, 14 July 2022 18:47

Statewide tax cuts still on the table as Whitmer, lawmakers negotiate

Statewide tax cuts remain on the table for later this year despite a recent budget deal between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers for the state’s coming fiscal year that keeps present tax rates.

Published in Economic Development
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, 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

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 16:15

Business groups back House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan

Statewide business groups announced their support today for House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan that’s a rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $5.6 billion plan unveiled last week.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 18 December 2020 10:06

Business groups urge Whitmer to sign property tax forgiveness bill

Business groups are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to sign legislation that would forgive fines, late fees and interest on unpaid summer 2020 property tax bills.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 05:01

‘V-shaped’ economic recovery unlikely as recession could span years, economist says

Three weeks ago, Tim Bartik laid out a series of steps to encourage a “V-shaped” economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:10

Biz groups express support, caution with Whitmer’s ‘Michigan Jobs First’ policy

Leading business groups support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest attempt to boost the number of Michigan contractors on state projects, but hope the plan doesn’t ultimately deter small businesses from engaging in a “cumbersome” procurement process.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 20 January 2019 20:13

Small businesses join call for civil forfeiture reform

The state chapter of a small business advocacy group is among the supporters of a bipartisan bill package introduced this month to reform the way law enforcement seizes property from people suspected of crimes.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 30 November 2018 12:06

If Legislature weakens paid sick leave law, advocates threaten new petition drive

Backers of a law mandating paid sick leave in Michigan say they’ll launch a new petition drive to put the issue on the 2020 ballot if lawmakers weaken it during the lame-duck legislative session in Lansing.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:00

Snyder’s spending plan looks to invest amid pressure for more tax relief

Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed final state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time investments, increased funding for roads and years-long fees to support environmental initiatives.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 November 2017 19:59

Federal tax reform creates winners and losers

The reform proposal rolled out by Republicans in Congress to rewrite the U.S. tax code creates the proverbial winners and losers, sources say.

Published in Breaking News