Items Tagged with 'Election'


Legislators have crowned themselves as king

August 15, 2014
The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation along party lines which, if passed by the House, will supersede a Nov. 4 state ballot question posed for voters. Read More

Secchia cites, affirms young business community participants

July 25, 2014
On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal. Read More

PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote

Some businesses will be free of the personal property tax but not others.

July 25, 2014
One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1. Read More

Key Uptown BID vote is underway

Property owners will decide fate of business improvement district.

May 24, 2013
Voting begins this week to determine whether property owners on the southeast side of Grand Rapids want to establish the Uptown Business Improvement District, pay a special property assessment and enact the district’s marketing and development plan. Read More

Lawmakers propose making elected sheriffs and prosecutors non-partisan positions

February 26, 2013
LANSING — Two traditional political battlegrounds could become, well, less bloody, if 83 county prosecutors and 83 county sheriffs were elected without Democratic or Republican affiliations. Read More

Street Talk: A surge-less summer for small business

Thinkin' Dunkin'

November 17, 2012
Was small business in Michigan really sitting listlessly on the sidelines through the summer of 2012, worrying about the November election? Read More

Insurance uncertainties problematic

Michigan’s proposed health insurance exchange is due to the feds Nov. 16.

November 10, 2012
The election caused some employers to delay decisions about next year’s employee health benefits, but the waiting isn’t over yet. There’s still the Michigan health insurance exchange, which is under wraps until Nov. 16, when Gov. Rick Snyder has to submit it to the federal Health & Human Services agency in Washington, D.C., according to Robert Heintz of the Lighthouse Group. Read More

Metro Council supports emergency manager measure

State Attorney General believes members made good choices

October 15, 2012
With election day approaching, members of the Grand Valley Metro Council took unanimous stands on five of the six ballot measures voters will weigh in on in a few weeks. Read More

Heres the score No more 8 More

September 9, 2012

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court apparently drove a stake into the heart of the would-be November ballot proposal to amend the state constitution to allow eight more “private” — non-Native American — casinos in the state.

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