- change ups
A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.
Shot in the dark.
The worst winter in 40 years seems like it just ended, but already this year’s blast is making its presence felt. Read More
Honesty will still get you somewhere in West Michigan. Read More
Across the board.
In its annual report on the state business tax climate across the U.S., the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., has declared that Michigan has the 13th best tax climate and recognized Gov. Rick Snyder as one of the leading advocates for a “smarter tax policy.” Read More
A recent survey regarding the ongoing road funding issue showcased the public’s support for increased investment — and clearly demonstrated the vast misconceptions surrounding Michigan gas taxes. Read More
Ford after 40.
Where several contractors are gathered, jokes are sure to follow. Read More
Kent County Administrator/Controller Daryl Delabbio is recommending a 2015 budget for both operating and capital needs that calls for a total expenditure of $363.9 million, a 1.7 percent increase over the budget set for 2014. Read More
While a new attack on the Michigan Certificate of Need was waged again last week on behalf of the twice-rejected attempt by McLaren Health of Pontiac for a fancy tower in affluent Clarkston (see Comment on page 12), one notable cost containment advocate was missing. Read More
Much has been made about the new Silver Line and The Rapid’s quest for a sister operation called the Laker Line. Read More
Not so funny.
Who can forget the U.S. real estate bubble that burst a few years ago and nearly blew up the world economy? Before that, there was a crazy run-up in value of almost anything to do with the Internet, culminating in the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2002. Read More