Stories tagged: "budget"

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing.(AP Photo/Al Goldis, file)
Michigan Lawmakers Approve $1B Tax Break Families and Seniors

Legislation approved by the Michigan Senate on Tuesday will provide relief for retirees by phasing out the retirement tax, and help lower-income families by significantly expanding the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit from 6% to a 30% match of the federal rate.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pledged to deliver on the issues that make a real difference in Michiganders' lives—including by lowering their costs, and building a stronger economy. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Aspiring Michigan Teachers Secure Cash Under State Recruitment Plan 

More than 600 aspiring teachers received some big help with their college tuition this week thanks to a new state assistance program from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration designed to support students and alleviate a shortage of educators across Michigan.

A Domino’s Pizza delivery hurtles past Lansing City Hall, which closed for the day due to a snowstorm, Jan. 28, 2019. (Michael Gerstein/Michigan Advance)
Counties, Cities and Townships Rejoice at Whitmer’s Proposed Funding Boost

Tucked away between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s headline-grabbing spending proposals for education, infrastructure and more on Wednesday lies a potentially historic win for local governments.

House Minority Leader Matt Hall (R-Richland) and Senate Minority Leader Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) talk to reporters in Hall’s office, Jan. 25, 2023. (Laina G. Stebbins/Michigan Advance)
GOP Holds Up Budget Bill, Forcing Democrat to Come in for the Vote After His Baby Was Born

Final negotiations on a supplemental budget bill have been teed up, but there was no shortage of drama with the first big piece of legislation taken up by the new Democratic-led Legislature.

Photo: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook
Michigan Has Huge $9.2B Surplus to Help Navigate Likely Economic Dip

Fiscal experts delivered "good news" about Michigan revenue growth, but cautioned that a "mild recession" may be on the horizon.

On Sunday, all 50 Senate Democrats—including Michigan Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow—voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Michigan Families

Gas prices are down, jobs growth is up, and the Democratic-led government is on the verge of passing a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.

$100 Staycations: Michigan’s 9 Best Budget-Friendly Escapes

Pure Michigan vacations done need to break the bank. We rounded up the best inexpensive travel for winter 2021-22.