Starting January 1, barring any other judicial interference or rulings, everyone under the age of 67 in Michigan will begin to pay the state income tax 4.35 percent on their pensions.
Legislation for a new International Trade Crossing was voted down in a Senate committee last month … leading to speculation that the Governor may try to revive the plan on his own.
Dealing with Michigan’s obesity problem is a priority for Snyder. Michigan ranks 8th nationally among the fattest states.
The Governor’s decision to sign legislation that drastically cut the state’s film incentives still isn’t sitting well with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
The number of county road commissions could be downsized — with some saying it will save the state money.
The superintendent of the Kansas City schools is the first chancellor of the Michigan Education Achievement Authority, which Governor Snyder recently created to help under-achieving schools.
The state lost its top AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s back in 2003, and years of bad economic news limited its ability to improve its ranking with any of the three major agencies that rate state debt.
A controversial proposal in Lansing to cut funding for colleges that give benefits to same-sex partners.
The budget for the city of Detroit takes center stage this week as Mayor Dave Bing will be meeting with the city’s 48 unions to attempt to get concessions out of them.
Snyder’s speech to the graduates steered largely clear of politics even as he unveiled recommendations this week to overhaul Michigan’s school system.