Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

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Street Talk: And now, about your income tax …

Parental guidance.

April 11, 2014
What? How much are we Michiganders paying in income tax? Read More

Street Talk: Judge not, lest ye be the judge

Flying Wallenda?

April 4, 2014
With the imminent departure of Steven Servaas from the 63rd District Court bench — following a 41-year career, he will not seek re-election — the talk turns to: Who’s next? Read More

Street Talk: For conventions, it’s GR vs. Detroit, not Muskegon

All for one.

March 28, 2014
Doug Small’s job is to sell Grand Rapids to the convention and tourism industries. Read More

Street Talk: This one turned out to be a Pillar of strength

Bus fair.

March 21, 2014
Judge Sara Smolenski was upstaged at this year’s Pillar Awards, and that’s hard to do. Read More

Street Talk: Chamber seeks alternate route for road funding

High notes.

March 14, 2014
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is applauding the legislature for prioritizing roads in the recently passed supplemental spending plan — to a certain extent. Read More

Street Talk: A few tips for this week’s ‘spring ahead’ sleepyheads

Crew cut special.

March 7, 2014
With all the snow and cold out there and the winter dragging on and on, it’s not easy to feel springy enough to “spring ahead” this morning, especially in view of the lost hour over the weekend when adjusting to Daylight Savings Time. Read More

Street Talk: Alliance for Health has new leadership — and direction?

Far out!

February 28, 2014
The Alliance for Health board will meet today — the first time in more than 40 years that long-time Alliance President Lody Zwarensteyn will not be present. Read More

Street Talk: MRA chief sees wage hike as recipe for unemployment

Word games.

February 21, 2014
For Michigan’s restaurant owners and employees, 2014 is getting more ominous by the day. Read More

Street Talk: To B, or not to B is panel’s question

Worry lines.

February 14, 2014
More than 950 businesses in 32 countries covering 60 industries have become B Corporations since 2007, and several more are moving in that direction. Read More

Street Talk: Now, about that Grand Rapids income tax vote …

Food fun.

February 7, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for FY2015 sounds like maybe the state, at long last, will loosen the purse strings and share some funds with GR — which would be great for fixing Furniture City’s streets that are now more pothole than pavement. Read More