Kids across the country will be getting lessons in financial literacy Friday, April 29 in an effort to “Teach Kids to Save.”
General Motors announced it will invest more than 110 million dollars into a Bay City plant.
The investment will create 29 jobs and retain 67 more at the Bay City Powertrain plant. Continue reading
Newaygo County has become the tenth community in Michigan to agree to provide scholarships to any student who lives there and graduates from a local high school.
Two prisons would close under a plan adopted today (Thu.) by a state Senate budget subcommittee.
Aldo Seoane is the Co-founder of the Wicaheli League, and an advocate for indigenous peoples rights.
Seoane said while the legal issues are being handled in court, there is a voice going unheard.
If you haven’t filed your tax returns just yet, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Residents across the state have complained of filing only to find their identity has been stolen and their taxes were already filed.
The American Welding Society predicts in 2020, there will be a major shortage of welding professionals in the country.
A $50,000 donation to Ferris State University is aimed at helping address the shortage. Continue reading
Those plans are called Demand Response Programs.
What local communities across the state are coming to realize is that the road plan comes with a few strings attached.
Although the farm has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality, the anglers are still worried it poses a threat to the river.
United Ways of Isabella County and Gratiot counties are considering consolidating their organizations.
Do you know exactly where your money is going when you donate to an organization?
If they’re using a professional fundraising service, the service may keep up to two-thirds of every dollar. Continue reading
The fiduciary rule would put additional responsibilities on anyone who assists small businesses with retirement plans.
The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder a short-term bailout of the Detroit public schools.
The Michigan Municipal League’s Place Plan program is the catalyst for the proposed changes.
One of Isabella County’s largest employers was bought out by a New York investment company this week.
Morbark has been a family owned company for over 60 years, specializing in farm and forestry equipment. Continue reading
The revenue prospects of Michigan city governments are bad and not getting better. That’s the message of the Michigan Municipal League, an advocacy group for cities and townships. Great Lakes Economics Consulting’s Mitch Bean spoke at a Municipal League event on Monday. Bean says Michigan’s property tax caps combined with a big drop in revenue sharing played a big role in the financial crises in cities like Flint and Detroit.
The League says state revenue sharing with cities dropped more than 50 percent between 2002 and 2012, even though state revenue grew about 30 percent in that time.
Dave Murray is the communications director for the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development. He said blight is an issue in cities large and small.
“Smaller Communities including Mount Pleasant also have need a because an abandoned property can be a problem in our small communities as well.Sometimes even a single parcel, if it’s in an important spot can weaken an neighborhood.”
Murray said future plans for the land will be up to the city to decide.
The building will replace the old city hall and fire department building originally built in the 1930s.
Michigan’s jobless rate is at its lowest level since June of 2001.
The state’s largest school district will likely not be able to make payroll after April 8.