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
Several Midland-based business and civic organizations and foundations have launched a new effort to promote economic development.
Government economists are predicting a revenue shortfall of about 330 (m) million dollars for the state budget.
According to MSU Extension Services, farmers could save 13% on operational costs this year compared to last, based on current gas prices.
Jerry Lindquist is with the MSU Extension Services.
He said, “Gas prices will be a benefit the longer they stay down as we approach the planting season. It will reduce the price of operations with running of equipment, especially at the tillage time, planting time, and then if it should last into the fall, through the harvest season as well.”
Lindquist said savings will be a particular benefit for producers in northern Michigan, where corn and soybeans are predicted to be less profitable this year, due to low commodity prices.
There’s a renewed push in Lansing to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Continue reading
Many online shoppers in Michigan will have to pay a six percent tax on purchases starting in October. Continue reading
A loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will help a Wexford County business add new jobs.
Last winter’s polar vortex froze more than just the Great Lakes.
Redevelopment plans for the former Saginaw News building include office space, rental space and a year round farmer’s market.
Experts say, within the past decade, the number of ship visits to the Saginaw River has gone from the highest – in the 300s – to the lowest – in the low 100s.