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$10.10/hour minimum wage petition shot down by state elections board

moneyA state elections board has rejected a petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
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Solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region


A Georgia-based solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region.

Officials said the solar manufacturing company, Suniva, has started construction of a new facility in Saginaw. Read more

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Henry Paulson tells Michigan to seek out Chinese investment

Paulson and Gov. Rick Snyder speak to reporters Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Paulson and Gov. Rick Snyder speak to reporters Monday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says foreign investment and immigration will be critical to turning around Michigan’s economy.
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New program has officials ‘dumpster diving’ to increase recycling

A new program has officials looking in the trash for clues on how to improve recycling in Michigan.

On July 17 the Department of Environmental Quality awarded a total of $250,000 in grant money to three organizations increase and improve recycling. Read more

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MI monthly jobless rate is 7.5 percent

moneyMichigan’s monthly unemployment rate remains unchanged at seven and a half percent, the rate has remained pretty much the same since March. Read more

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Mackinac Bridge toll increase delayed

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Good news for frequent commuters on the Mackinac Bridge: tolls will not go up for at least another two years.
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Kildee hopes to use repurposed federal funds to tackle commercial blight

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Congressman Dan Kildee is hoping to get the federal government to help foot the bill for tearing down abandoned commercial properties in Michigan’s cities.

The Flint Democrat says abandoned commercial properties can be a drag on entire neighborhoods, hurting property values and affecting quality of life.
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MDOT seeks sponsorship management company

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The state is looking for a business to manage it’s sponsorship programs, and bring in some funding. Read more

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Michigan economists warn against ending pensions for public employees

moneySome economists say Michigan failed to consider the consequences of ending pension plans for public workers.
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Cadillac boat manufacturer purchased by French yacht builder

file3681252856542A Cadillac-based boat manufacturer has been purchased by a French yacht builder. The sale could eventually create new jobs in Wexford County.
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