Items Tagged with 'michigan'


PPT reform: Three exemptions and new tax could equal savings

February 5, 2016
If you do the math, changes to Michigan’s personal property tax could add up to new savings for most business taxpayers. Read More

All Michigan taxpayers now shoulder responsibility for Flint and Detroit

January 15, 2016
West Michigan has long been especially prideful of regional economic successes prompting growth in what is still Michigan’s second largest city. Read More

A $2B health care tax increase? Let’s find a better solution

January 15, 2016
Health care costs will rise for employers and individual purchasers if the Michigan Legislature passes a proposed $2 billion health care tax increase later this year. Read More

Switch will test region, state’s abilities — especially in educational attainment

January 1, 2016
Brian Long takes a decidedly conservative view of the regional economy as director of supply management research at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Read More

Michigan’s minimum wage rises

January 1, 2016
Michigan workers making the minimum wage are getting a 35-cents-an-hour raise. Read More

Is Michigan ready for no tipping?

Grand Rapids will get its first ‘no tipping’ restaurant next year.

December 25, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids made national culinary news in October when local restaurateur Paul Lee announced he would open a no-tipping restaurant in 2016. Read More

Street Talk: A competitive game

Birthday month.

December 11, 2015
Michigan lawmakers plan to scale back tax break legislation designed to land a mega-Internet data center in the state. Read More

Road funding: Just fix the damn roads

November 27, 2015
In May, Michigan voters sent a clear message to Lansing: find a better way to “fix the damn roads”! Read More

‘Backyard’ winery helps push Michigan’s industry

Proximity to Grand Rapids turns out to be a challenge for Fenn Valley.

November 13, 2015
Brian Lesperance would like to think of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar as Grand Rapids’ hometown winery. Read More

Opponents say energy bills would benefit utility companies

November 13, 2015
LANSING — A pair of Senate bills would shift the state’s focus away from renewable energy to the benefit of large utility companies — and Michigan’s budding renewable market could be left out in the cold, according to opponents like the Sierra Club. Read More