Sales tax increase travels to voters

December 19, 2014
LANSING — Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase as part of a $1.3-billion transportation funding deal approved early Friday by lawmakers — who settled on an all-or-nothing statewide vote to fix deteriorating roads. Read More

Snyder proposes 7-percent sales tax for roads

December 18, 2014
LANSING — Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1-percentage-point hike in the 6-percent state sales tax as part of an estimated $1.6-billion road- and school-funding deal announced Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders. Read More

Re-elected Rick Snyder says roads No. 1 priority

November 5, 2014
A newly re-elected Gov. Rick Snyder is hoping to achieve his No. 1 unfinished priority — increasing taxes to improve the roads — before his second term even starts. Read More

The effects of Michigan's $53.2B budget

June 30, 2014
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder signed today a $53.2-billion state budget that commits to spending 6 percent more than in the current fiscal year. Read More

Gov. Snyder signs $15.8B education budget

June 25, 2014
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $15.8-billion education budget that includes more money for public universities and a pre-school program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds, along with a more modest boost in K-12 districts' traditional per-student funding. Read More

State pays $85M to settle lawsuits

June 24, 2014
LANSING — Michigan paid more than $85 million last fiscal year to people and companies that sued the state, ranging from $42 to mediate a case involving a lakeside road to a $41 million tax refund to General Motors. Read More

Gov. Snyder calls for state to fill 'skills gap'

May 30, 2014
MACKINAC ISLAND — Michigan can gain a competitive edge over other states by filling a skills gap that leads to good jobs going unfilled, because of a lack of qualified candidates, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday. Read More

Gov. Snyder proposes $52B budget

February 5, 2014
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder proposed today a $52 billion state budget that includes a tax break for low- to moderate-income homeowners and renters, a 6 percent funding boost for public universities that have seen their state aid slashed in the last decade and money to help Detroit pensioners at risk in the city's bankruptcy. Read More

Gov. Snyder names florist director of immigration office

January 31, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has created a special office to attract immigrants to the state — and has named a local businessman the office's first director. Read More

Insurer doubts statewide increase in health plans

January 21, 2014
The uninsured and others still have 2.5 months to sign up for government-subsidized private insurance under the federal health care law without facing a tax penalty. Read More