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ov. Rick Snyder is playing it safe while Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is doing his job. That appears to be the consensus among business groups and conservatives in Michigan responding to the two elected officials’ disparate approaches to address President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Published in Energy

After a marathon session and more than four years of back-and-forth, the Michigan Legislature last night passed a bill that will generate $1.2 billion in revenue from new and existing sources to fix and maintain the state’s roads.

Published in In the News

Organized labor groups have started collecting signatures for a plan that would increase the corporate income tax rate from 6 percent to 11 percent to raise $900 million a year for road funding. Business groups say hitting corporations with a tax hike will hurt Michigan’s competitiveness and ability to attract more jobs. Meanwhile, labor groups are also opposed to a separate petition drive seeking to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Supporters say prevailing wage increases construction costs on publicly funded projects.

Published in Small Business

While the state will continue to operate a film office to assist productions that choose to shoot in Michigan, it will no longer provide any kind of tax incentives — whether through a credit or a rebate — as it has since 2008.

Published in In the News

Gov. Rick Snyder, through executive order, announced this morning a reorganization of several government entities.

Published in In the News

Jody Vanderwel, president of Holland-based Grand Angels LLC, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors, according to a statement. Vanderwel has been with Grand Angels since 2005 and previously worked at Herman Miller.

Published in In the News

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Chinese people to know all that the state can offer in terms of business, agriculture and tourism. 

Published in Economic Development

Most doctors in Michigan have the ability to take more patients into their practices and would accept new Medicaid patients, according to survey data.

Published in Health Biz
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