11:01 AM Jan 19, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder's budget director predicted "real" but as yet unspecified cuts to government services after economists agreed Friday that state revenue is $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year — largely because of large companies cashing in tax credits.
9:10 AM Jan 16, 2015
Michigan residents who buy from Amazon, Overstock and some other online retailers will be forced to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax starting in October, a move to close what backers say is a loophole that has left traditional businesses at a disadvantage.
10:59 AM Jan 16, 2015
State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, was appointed Thursday by House Speaker Kevin Cotter as chairwoman of the House Education Committee for the 98th Legislature.
10:05 AM Jan 15, 2015
The Michigan Legislature began a new two-year session Wednesday with new faces and new leaders, who pledged to work together and avoid gridlock before being met on their first day with some sobering budget numbers.
1:00 PM Jan 15, 2015
One of Michigan's largest state agencies is issuing layoff notices to about 100 workers this week due to a $7.5 million budget cut.
11:00 AM Jan 15, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder signed bills Wednesday that he said would protect homeowners from foreclosure over delinquent taxes and make sure people bidding on foreclosed property are financially responsible.
9:23 PM Jan 12, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder signed laws Monday to spend $1.3 billion a year more to mend deteriorating roads and other transportation infrastructure, contingent on Michigan voters increasing the state sales tax to 7 percent in May.
5:02 PM Jan 11, 2015
Republicans with bolstered majorities in the Legislature will commence a two-year session with the familiar routine of swearings-in, Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address and his budget proposal.
1:59 PM Jan 11, 2015
New Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter initially doubted a proposed sales tax increase to fix Michigan's roads but says he's now fully behind the plan because not doing anything would lead to a bigger tax hike in the future.
11:56 AM Jan 11, 2015
A state attorney fired for an anti-gay campaign against a college student can't collect unemployment benefits, the Michigan appeals court says, rejecting claims that his off-hours activities were protected by the First Amendment.