Hundreds of Michigan business leaders and politicians are on Mackinac Island for the annual policy conference hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Cuts to the state’s public schools may not be as deep as originally thought.
Republicans who control the Michigan Senate are continuing their push to require public employees in the state to pay at least 20 percent of their health insurance premiums.
Schools have been taking one cut after another for year after year and they’re saying now that there is this surplus, give it to us to buy down that cut per pupil number.
After the big debate over Michigan’s budget — the necessary cuts and the restructuring of the business tax plan — there’s word that there are millions in unanticipated dollars sitting in the state treasury, which earlier seemed bare.
A portrait of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has joined those of other governors at the Capitol.
The Michigan House has passed a $33 billion budget bill that covers state spending for everything except education.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he’s not sure he has standing, but if he could get it, he would challenge — in the courts — the governor’s Emergency Financial Manager legislation.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing did not get a firm commitment of support on the budget from some Lansing lawmakers.
A crowd of thousands gathered in Lansing, Wednesday, for an afternoon rally — with union members leading the charge.
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