Items Tagged with 'Election'


Street Talk: A long death march

Sprouting seeds.

March 11, 2016
Nothing is certain but death and … voting? Read More

Street Talk: Trumped-up charges?

Pass the word.

January 8, 2016
With the Iowa Caucus just three weeks away, concerns about the presidential candidates are starting to surface in the West Michigan business community. Read More

What will be written about U.S. in summer of ’55?

September 4, 2015
Please fire the speechwriter whose candidate states, “This is the most critical election of a lifetime.” Read More

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