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Whitmer's plan to raise business tax a hard sell to Michigan Legislature - Bridge Michigan

12 hours 16 min ago
Whitmer's plan to raise business tax a hard sell to Michigan Legislature  Bridge Michigan

The Democratic Michigan governor says the tax increase will likely be offset by tax relief elsewhere. Critics say that's unlikely and warn that higher taxes will ...

Saving the Earth thru solar comes with high price tag - City Pulse

March 21, 2019 - 10:32
Saving the Earth thru solar comes with high price tag  City Pulse

Denise Mahoney beside her solar panel that's generated nearly 2 million kilowatts of power in three months. Edward Mahoney arrived home from a Hawaiian ...

Saving the Earth thru solar comes with high price tag - City Pulse

March 21, 2019 - 10:32
Saving the Earth thru solar comes with high price tag  City Pulse

Denise Mahoney beside her solar panel that's generated nearly 2 million kilowatts of power in three months. Edward Mahoney arrived home from a Hawaiian ...

Form DEF 14A CMS ENERGY CORP For: May 03 - StreetInsider.com

March 21, 2019 - 09:04
Form DEF 14A CMS ENERGY CORP For: May 03  StreetInsider.com

Preliminary Proxy Statement. ☐. Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2)). ☒. Definitive Proxy Statement. ☐. Definitive ...

Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer's gas tax hike ⋆ Michigan Advance - Michigan Advance

March 20, 2019 - 12:56
Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer's gas tax hike ⋆ Michigan Advance  Michigan Advance

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's roads tax plan got a warm reception last week at a Detroit Regional Chamber luncheon and now the group is making it official. Gov.

Restaurant company and university partner on employee scholarships - grbj.com

March 19, 2019 - 16:33
Restaurant company and university partner on employee scholarships  grbj.com

Employees of a restaurant company can receive higher education scholarships through a new partnership. Davenport University has partnered with ...

Proposed repeal of Michigan 'pension tax' prompts fairness debate - Bridge Michigan

March 19, 2019 - 06:15
Proposed repeal of Michigan 'pension tax' prompts fairness debate  Bridge Michigan

Supporters of repealing a 2011 tax on some retirement income say seniors were asked to shoulder more of the state's income tax burden to offset a business tax ...

Ottawa County roads hit hardest by Whitmers funding model - HollandSentinel.com

March 18, 2019 - 03:00
Ottawa County roads hit hardest by Whitmers funding model  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Local legislators voiced their concerns on Monday about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 45-cent gas tax increase, part of her fiscal year 2020 state ...

Biz groups balk at tax 'parity' in Whitmer budget - MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

March 17, 2019 - 13:04
Biz groups balk at tax 'parity' in Whitmer budget  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

Key aspects of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first budget proposal involving education and road funding have drawn mixed reactions from the business community, ...

Funds sought for community building | News, Sports, Jobs - Escanaba Daily Press

March 15, 2019 - 10:17
Funds sought for community building | News, Sports, Jobs  Escanaba Daily Press

ESCANABA — A crowdfunding campaign for the Community Welcome Center & Museum was launched Thursday. A press conference focusing on the ...

Detroit chamber CEO: 'Growing split' with GOP, biz community on roads ⋆ Michigan Advance - Michigan Advance

March 14, 2019 - 16:44
Detroit chamber CEO: 'Growing split' with GOP, biz community on roads ⋆ Michigan Advance  Michigan Advance

Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, said on Thursday that his organization believes Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's $2.5 ...

Judge upholds Line 5 tunnel authority as Dana Nessel's review continues - Bridge Michigan

March 11, 2019 - 18:32
Judge upholds Line 5 tunnel authority as Dana Nessel's review continues  Bridge Michigan

The Michigan Court of Claims ruling won't end of legal battles surrounding the legality of the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, created to oversee a tunnel ...

Whitmer: GOP made ‘critical mistakes’ in Line 5 tunnel law - The Detroit News

March 11, 2019 - 12:52
Whitmer: GOP made ‘critical mistakes’ in Line 5 tunnel law  The Detroit News

Lansing – Republicans made “critical mistakes” in a recent law creating an authority to pave the way for construction of a Mackinac Straits tunnel that would ...

Republican lawmakers cornered in road funding debate - Crain's Detroit Business

March 9, 2019 - 21:01
Republican lawmakers cornered in road funding debate  Crain's Detroit Business

Albert Berriz is taking his money elsewhere. Or, put differently, the CEO of the Ann Arbor-based real investment giant McKinley Inc. is taking the firm's founder ...

CEO: 'Status quo' won't work - Crain's Detroit Business

March 9, 2019 - 21:01
CEO: 'Status quo' won't work  Crain's Detroit Business

Albert Berriz is taking his money elsewhere. Or, put differently, the CEO of the Ann Arbor-based real investment giant McKinley Inc. is taking the firm's founder ...

New federal overtime rules could boost some pay for some workers - Detroit Free Press

March 8, 2019 - 14:33
New federal overtime rules could boost some pay for some workers  Detroit Free Press

But exactly how beneficial the federal government's planned change would be to workers is difficult to determine.

The Hundred Years' War Over Free Speech - lareviewofbooks

March 8, 2019 - 13:02
The Hundred Years' War Over Free Speech  lareviewofbooks

IT MAY COME as a surprise that in a nation so closely identified with a long tradition of robustly protecting free speech, it took 128 years for the US Supreme ...

Secretary of State Benson: Close dark money ‘loophole’ - The Detroit News

March 7, 2019 - 17:39
Secretary of State Benson: Close dark money ‘loophole’  The Detroit News

Lansing — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging Michigan lawmakers to end a dark money “loophole” that both major political parties have used to funnel ...

Whitmers $60B budget, gas tax gets GOP criticism - HollandSentinel.com

March 7, 2019 - 09:20
Whitmers $60B budget, gas tax gets GOP criticism  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed $60.2 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020 is under fire from Republican lawmakers.The budget proposal is a ...

Whitmers $60B budget, gas tax criticized by GOP - Sentinel-Standard

March 7, 2019 - 09:07
Whitmers $60B budget, gas tax criticized by GOP  Sentinel-Standard

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed $60.2 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020 is under fire from Republican lawmakers.The budget proposal is a ...