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Medicaid and funding issues dominate the health care agenda in 2016 for advocacy groups in Lansing.

Published in Health Biz

Manufacturing industry groups are tracking a number of key policy issues this year that could have a variety of implications on their West Michigan members. 

Published in Manufacturing

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.

Published in Energy

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. 

Published in Economic Development

The state legislature’s inaction on extending equal civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has led a growing number of prominent West Michigan business leaders to call for change.

Published in Economic Development

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.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:29

Snyder signs data center legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation exempting co-located data centers from state sales and use tax, paving the way for the largest data center east of the Mississippi River to locate on a site south of Grand Rapids.

Published in In the News

Despite a supportive state legislature and much excitement from the West Michigan area that Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC could soon move into the Steelcase Pyramid building, Gov. Rick Snyder says he needs time to examine the legislation closely.

Published in Economic Development

In a year-end interview with MiBiz, Gov. Snyder said he likes the idea behind the bills accommodating Switch Communications Group LLC’s development of a $5 billion cloud data center in Gaines Township, but wants to give them a good review before deciding whether to sign them into law.

Published in Q&A

Tesla Motors Inc. wants to strike a compromise with lawmakers so it can begin selling its electric vehicles in Michigan using the same direct-to-consumer model it’s deployed in 25 other states.

Published in Manufacturing
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