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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

State of the State: Michigan is 'the place to be'

January 17, 2014
LANSING — Michigan is "the place to be," Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday night during a speech where he introduced a plan to make the state more welcoming to immigrants and more enticing for foreign investment. Read More

Lawmakers call for state income tax cut

January 7, 2014
LANSING — Anticipating a sizable budget surplus, Republican lawmakers want to enact a broad-based tax cut for residents this election year — most likely a reduction in Michigan's income tax. Read More

Obamacare signs up 6,800 in Michigan

December 18, 2013
LANSING — Fewer than 7,000 Michigan residents purchased health insurance through the federal government's online insurance marketplace during the first two months of enrollment — a small number considering hundreds of thousands of people are anticipated to be covered in 2014. Read More

Legislature approves abortion insurance law

December 12, 2013
LANSING — Republican legislators passed a law Wednesday to ban almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans in Michigan — unless an additional policy is bought, ignoring Democrats' pleas to allow a statewide vote instead. Read More

Michigan bets on Internet lottery

November 26, 2013
LANSING — Michigan will sell lottery tickets and offer games online in a year's time — after two companies were chosen Monday to run an “iLottery” billed as a way to help fund public schools and keep the lottery relevant. Read More

Obamacare signs up 1,300 in Michigan

November 14, 2013
LANSING — Slightly more than 1,300 Michigan residents chose a health insurance plan in the first month of enrollment in a federal marketplace created under the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. Read More

5 facts about the new Michigan insurance market

October 1, 2013
LANSING — Five facts to know about Michigan's new health insurance marketplace, which opens Tuesday and is a major component of the federal health care law: Read More