Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not paying attention to early polls that show the road funding proposal on the May ballot is in trouble. The proposal would raise the state sales tax to 7 percent as part of a complicated plan to fund road repairs without taking money from schools or local governments. Continue reading
An economic study says the May ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax could also collectively cost Michigan taxpayers $100 million more in federal income taxes. Continue reading
A check by state health officials over the past year found an uptick in the number of retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors. The Department of Community Health Survey found 18 percent of retailers sold tobacco to minors. That’s a seven percentage point jump from two years ago.
Governor Rick Snyder says improving services for the mentally ill is a major civil rights issue. And he says it’s a high priority in his second term.
Republican leaders in the Legislature say opposition from Governor Rick Snyder will not stop them from trying to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. It says state-funded construction projects have to pay workers union-level wages. Nearly two dozen local governments also have prevailing wage ordinances. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder took a swipe at Washington tonight (Tue.) in his State of the State speech — and said Lansing could serve as an example to the federal government on how to solve problems. But the governor had to spend a portion of his own speech dwelling on some things he wanted to fix last year that didn’t get done.
Governor Rick Snyder delivers his fifth State of the State address tonight.
Government economists are predicting a revenue shortfall of about 330 (m) million dollars for the state budget.
Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed three bills that would have prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes and nicotine vapor products to minors. Continue reading
A federal judge says the state must recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples. They were married last year during a one-day window in Michigan when it was legal.