8 January 2017 • 11 comments
Review includes additional 30,000 computer-generated claims.
8 January 2017 • 10 comments
In a Q-and-A with Bridge, Michigan governor said he is growing more comfortable with business incentive legislation that likely will be reintroduced this session.
18 December 2016 • 2 comments
Stymied in lame-duck session, developers and economic development leaders across Michigan say they will lobby Lansing next year for nearly $300 million in new business tax incentives.
11 December 2016 • 32 comments
In a state where new taxes are often a non-starter, the idea of raising more money for roads, bridges and drinking water lines has been a hard sell. Yet Michigan may have no choice.
6 December 2016 • 7 comments
Efforts in Lansing to lower unfunded liabilities by converting pensions into 401(k)-like accounts for teachers and capping public employees’ retirement healthcare benefits will likely be renewed in January.
5 December 2016 • 24 comments
A governor-appointed commission says state must spend $4 billion more annually to update roads, bridges, energy and water systems. Michigan spends a smaller portion on infrastructure than the U.S. average.
5 December 2016 • 17 comments
Supporters of the bills, including GOP legislators and some municipalities, say generous benefits were promised decades ago in different economic times and are now unsustainable. Teachers and city workers say they’ve sacrificed enough.
27 November 2016 • 21 comments
Some large industrial companies and school districts saying the current legislation would force less expensive alternative electric suppliers out of business.
14 November 2016 • 10 comments
President-elect Donald Trump has promised sweeping changes in trade policy, environmental regulations and Obamacare on the campaign trail. Here’s how these issues critical to Michigan are likely to play out, according to business and political leaders.
7 November 2016 • 2 comments
Michigan’s bills adapted from model language used in 40 states, insurance industry says
3 November 2016 • 4 comments
Legislation to create a statewide licensing system for the ride-hailing companies, which let customers summon rides through smartphone apps, has the airports fighting back to protect other revenue streams.
23 October 2016 • 3 comments
Michigan faces huge funding decisions on roads and water infrastructure as well as energy policy. In a state dominated by Republican leadership, will Democratic gains in the House on Nov. 8 change the legislative calculus?
17 October 2016 • 1 comment
New businesses, from tech firms to labs, are forming to support Michigan’s growing medical marijuana industry, betting on full legalization one day.
17 October 2016 • 9 comments
Changes in the medical marijuana market in Michigan could lead to more than $63 million in new tax revenue, estimates show.
25 September 2016 • 31 comments
Though advocates of a plan to capture Michigan sales and income taxes to offset the costs of large development projects contend the state wouldn’t award a project that didn’t yield more revenue than it gives away, criticism remains that bill is a giveaway to developers.
18 September 2016 • 19 comments
A group of real estate developers and economic development agencies is pushing a statewide plan to capture sales and income taxes to help sweeten a traditional brownfield incentive for large-scale projects. Will Gov. Snyder agree?
11 September 2016 • 9 comments
With only 20 work days before Christmas, Republican lawmakers will make big push on energy package, while other priorities might have to wait
8 September 2016 • 12 comments
Many business owners fund their retirement accounts with income from selling their business. Can Michigan find ways to convince them stay and keep their money here, rather than Florida, when they retire?