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Displaying items tagged: Citizens Research Council of Michigan

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 10:59

Report: Michigan’s reliance on federal funding limits state spending options

Michigan has gradually grown more reliant on federal funding to support state operations, creating “limited discretion over budgetary choices” as it’s forced to make cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, according to analysts.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 16:22

Stimulus funds trickle in for state, local governments but ‘massive hole’ remains

Federal stimulus funding has started trickling into Michigan to offset costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but pressure continues for more sweeping relief to offset losses in sales and income taxes.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:30

Michigan Chamber prepares for ‘war’ over graduated income tax proposal

As progressive political advocates seek lower state income tax rates for most Michigan residents while higher earners pay more for infrastructure needs, the state’s leading business group is bracing for a highly contentious political campaign.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 08 December 2019 19:05

Toll roads in Michigan? Lawmakers and interest groups want a closer look

Consensus is building in Lansing over studying the potential for toll roads as a future transportation funding source, but whether Michigan will join the nearly three-dozen states in doing so remains unclear.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

Civic, business leaders emphasize urban agenda at Mackinac Policy Conference

MACKINAC ISLAND — Despite generally strong economic activity and considerable private sector investment, even cities like Grand Rapids struggle to keep up with increased demands for public services. 

Sunday, 07 August 2016 12:53

Dollars and Sense? Municipalities wrestle with disconnect between state revenue sharing and the economy

As Michigan’s private sector continues to expand, municipal executives remain concerned that the state’s local units of government have limited options to share in that growth.  

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:03

With corporate income tax comes volatility for Michigan, economists say

In 2009, Michigan State University economist Charles Ballard met with then-gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder to discuss tax policy at an Applebee’s off I-96 near Okemos.

Published in Economic Development