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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

State gives magistrates more flexibility

February 2, 2015
Two bills recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder will improve efficiency for district courts by giving magistrates greater flexibility. Read More

Major revisions to Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act

January 30, 2015
By signing Michigan Senate Bills 623, 624 and 929 on Jan. 15, Gov. Rick Snyder ratified a significant set of revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act that every nonprofit should consider implementing, or at least be familiar with. Read More

Local real estate agents are familiar with radon testing

January 30, 2015
Public health officials in Lansing and in Kent County — as well as Gov. Rick Snyder — take the threat of radon gas very seriously and urge people to test for its presence in their homes. Read More