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What Michigan Gas Tax Hike Could Cost At Pump

A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more a month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for road repairs.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2014

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Detroit To Get Grant For Industrial Corridor Plan

A $600,000 federal grant has been given to Detroit to help the city develop a plan to revitalize its largest industrial corridor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2014

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Snyder, Schauer At Odds Over Economy, Jobs

The economy, and voters’ feelings about it, is sure to be a factor on Election Day Nov 4. Snyder hopes it’s the determining factor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2014

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Study: Restoring Grand River Could Boost Grand Rapids Economy

Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely says riverfront real estate development could make the effect even greater.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2014

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Study: Legalizing Gay Marriage Would Pump $53M Into Michigan’s Economy

Allowing same-sex couples to wed in Michigan would provide a humongous boost to the state’s economy, according to a recently published study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2014

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Michigan Big Businesses Spend $7M To Keep Tax Cut Intact

Mayors and others fear that if Prop 1 fails, the Legislature will re-enact the tax cut without diverting replacement revenue to municipalities.

CBS Detroit–08/02/2014

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder - March 1, 2013 in  Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Michigan, Israel Sign Deal For Economic Projects

The deal calls for issuing a request for proposals from for-profit business collaborations between Michigan and Israeli companies.

CBS Detroit–06/16/2014

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Michigan Marinas Seeing Upturn In Boating, More People On The Water

Boaters have adapted to the “new economy,” using smaller, more fuel-efficient boats to get out for a swim and some fun on the lake.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

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Despite Harsh Winter, Michigan Cherry Crops Stay Strong

One grower said while the fruit looks to be in good shape, you still won’t see local fruit at this year’s National Cherry Festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

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Business Leaders For Michigan CEO Doug Rothwell Reports Progress In Turnaround Plan

Michigan is a little more than 30 percent closer to being a top ten state than it was five years ago, he says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2014

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