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State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

Road plan increases state spending and is filled with pork

April 3, 2015
On May 5, Michigan voters will be called upon to consider a change in the Michigan sales tax law, raising it from 6 to 7 percent. Read More

There are a few winners in wake of state’s budget crunch

Despite slashes that could reach $200M, Snyder’s plan does benefit some programs.

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal came on the heels of an executive order that cut $106 million from the current budget, and legislators are now considering slashing $100 million more to address an unexpected deficit. Read More

Debate over two- and four-year degrees

There are benefits to both for job-seekers.

LANSING — This spring, thousands of students across Michigan will collect high school diplomas, with their sights set on higher education. Read More

Michigan’s energy future generating debate

March 6, 2015
Politicians, Michigan’s two big public utilities and various interest groups are jockeying for position as Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to unveil his state energy policy proposals to the Legislature. Read More

Colleges win $13.95M in grants for skilled trades training

March 6, 2015
Community colleges across the region have won a total of $13.95 million in grants from the state — to help close the talent gap for highly technical and in-demand jobs. Read More

West Michigan Prosperity Alliance to fund five projects

The projects are deemed of ‘significant regional economic importance.’

February 27, 2015
The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance will put up more than $230,000 for five projects in a 13-county region of West Michigan, each deemed to be of “significant regional economic importance.” Read More

The state shell game with tax funds is nuts

February 20, 2015
A pall was cast on the beginning of Gov. Rick Snyder’s second term with the announcement from State Budget Director John Roberts revealing the state was $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year. Read More

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