Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, file photo (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

Snyder On Mackinac: Best Road Funding Plan Would Combine Gas Tax, Registration Fees

The governor says the recent introduction of House bills to cut $135 million in economic development funds to improve roads is costing jobs and investment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2015

Washington Post columnist  Eugene Robinson speaks during a session at the Mackinac Policy Conference. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Auto Industry, Social Economics Touched On During Mackinac Policy Conference

Bill Ford said he believes the future outlook of the auto industry in Michigan is “super exciting.”

CBS Detroit–05/28/2015

Mike Rowe, right, poses for a selfie with WWJ's Vickie Thomas at the Mackinac Policy Conference. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Mike Rowe Of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Helps Promote Skilled Trades Jobs In Michigan [VIDEO]

“It’s not just a weird idea of a job. This is real work that really exists and real people are really doing it.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2015


Bankruptcy Judge ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Unfunded Pensions

Retired Judge Steven Rhodes says it’s crucial that local governments make their pension plan contributions and not put it off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2015

A dilapidated building in Southwest Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ, File)

Kresge Foundation Outlines Plans For Investment In Detroit Neighborhoods

The Kresge Foundation says it will invest in large-scale Detroit projects that help convert blighted land into mixed-use, mixed-income developments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2015

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Leaders: No Excuse For Lawmakers To Ignore Detroit K-12 Debt

Leaders say the Republican-led Legislature has no excuse to ignore Detroit Public School’s debt because the state ultimately is constitutionally responsible for it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2015

Inside a driverless car. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Michigan Mobility Initiative Promotes State As Global Leader Of Connected Vehicle Technology

“Connected and autonomous vehicle technology is evolving on a daily basis on the streets of Southeast Michigan, perhaps in the vehicle right next to you.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2015

Pipeline (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images, File)

Groups Renew Push For Removal Of Straits-Area Oil Pipeline

Enbridge has said repeatedly the line is well-maintained and poses no threat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2015

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What Will Be The Fit For Minority, Small Business Owners At Policy Conference?

“I have to carry my company’s flag much higher and every touch that I have with a potential customer has to be a positive touch.”

CBS Detroit–05/26/2015

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Statewide Survey Shows Voters Ready To Fund Road Fixes If Lawmakers Keep It Simple

More than half of survey respondents who voted no on Proposal 1 said they believed the initiative gave tax money away to too many other things.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015