Stories tagged: "Michigan Economy"


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.

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Dow Chemical to Cut About 2,000 jobs—or 5% of Workforce

Materials science company Dow is cutting about 2,000 jobs, or approximately 5% of its global workforce, as part of an effort to reach $1 billion in cost savings this year.

Noncompete Clauses Could Soon Be Illegal. What Does That Mean for Michigan Workers?

A new federal rule could prevent companies from forcing workers to sign exploitative contracts—and boost the economy in Michigan.

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.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate talk during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Democratic Leaders Detail Tax Plans to Help Lift Michiganders Out of Poverty

Hundreds of thousands of Michigan families could soon see thousands of more dollars in their pockets if the state legislature backs Democrats’ plan to repeal the state retirement tax and expand Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit.

Four Years Later: 5 Things to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan

Michigan has had four years to enjoy the recreational use of cannabis. Nowadays, weed is cheap, the state is raking in tax cash—and the idea that you can only smoke weed in private is changing.

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15 Most Common Jobs 150 Years Ago in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Michigan 150 years ago using data transcribed from the 1870 US Census.