Stories tagged: "economy"

Mike and Lindsey Feehan moved to Michigan from Florida to launch Emerald Secure Transportation.
Michiganders Bought 180 Tons of Weed Last Month. Who is Distributing it All?

Behind every cannabis venture is a fleet of discreet cargo vans, whizzing down the highways with hundreds of pounds of marijuana. 

President Joe Biden speaks about his 2024 proposed budget at the Finishing Trades Institute, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden’s Budget Would Tax Billionaires, Corporations to Strengthen Medicare, Expand Child Care, and Help Families

Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a bipartisan budget bill to promote economic development and create jobs—among many other things—in Michigan. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Budget Plan Invests in Michigan Workers—and a Whole Lot More

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation this week designed to encourage economic development in the state and bring thousands of new jobs to Michigan. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits a construction site in Cass County. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
New Projects Bring $200M Investment, Hundreds of Jobs to Michigan

Several redevelopment projects are set to create or retain another 400-plus jobs and generate more than $200 million in investment, all right here in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this week.

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)
4 Key Takeaways From the First 50 Days of Whitmer’s Second Term

Michiganders have seen thousands of new jobs, progress on a lengthy list of road repairs, lower costs for families pinched by inflation, and continued efforts to make the state a safer place to live, work and learn.

Home Depot is planning to build a new distribution facility in Warren. (Courtesy/The Home Depot)
‘Wins for the Entire State’: More Big-Name Companies Plant Roots in Michigan

Two new development projects in Michigan will create a total of at least 140 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $10.4 million—and they both picked sites in Michigan over those in other states.