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Snyder proposes $54B state budget

February 12, 2015
LANSING — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has unveiled a $54-billion budget that he said prioritizes education and health care, while cutting spending this year and next, because larger tax-incentive credits are being claimed by companies than expected. Read More

Snyder calls for restructuring in State of the State

January 21, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder announced plans during his fifth State of the State address to "dramatically" restructure parts of the state government in an effort he said will help the poor. Read More

Michigan changes Internet sales tax law

January 16, 2015
LANSING — Michigan residents who buy from Amazon, Overstock and some other online retailers will be forced to pay the state's 6-percent sales tax starting in October, a move to close what backers say is a loophole that has left traditional businesses at a disadvantage. Read More

State approves $1.3B more for roads — if sales tax increase passes

January 13, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has signed laws to spend $1.3 billion a year more to mend deteriorating roads and other transportation infrastructure, contingent on Michigan voters increasing the state sales tax to 7 percent in May. Read More

Judge upholds law shielding state from $1.1B payout

December 24, 2014
LANSING — Michigan lawmakers were entitled to correct a mistake by retroactively clarifying that they never intended for out-of-state companies to lessen their tax liability under a 2007 business tax overhaul, a judge ruled. Read More

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 this month 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