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Whitmer, Dems Shift On Retirement Income Tax; Propose $180 Rebates
Monday, February 6, 2023

STORY UPDATED 9:45 P.M.:Governor Gretchen Whitmer and legislative Democratic leaders, under criticism for initial tax cut legislation that favored public sector retirees with pensions and omitted any aid for the majority of workers, announced significant changes Monday to their proposals to address both matters.

Whitmer, Dem Leadership Reach Tax Deal; Few Details Provided
Friday, February 3, 2023

The governor and Democratic leadership announced agreement on a plan to cut taxes Friday afternoon, but few details were provided beyond rebate checks to be sent directly to state taxpayers for a still undetermined amount of money.

Dems Eyeing How To Dodge Income Tax Trigger
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Democratic-led Legislature are trying to combine the rollback of taxes on retirement, expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and creation of an ongoing funding source for the Strategic Outreach Attraction and Reserve Fund in a way that would prevent an expected income tax rate cut.

$200M For Paper Mill, $150M For Housing Top $1.1B Supplemental
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Democrats unleashed a massive $1.1 billion supplemental spending bill on Thursday. The bill, in part, served to close the books on the 2021-2022 legislative term, but also included more than $900 million for economic and community development.

GOP Says Whitmer And Dems Need To Deliver On Details
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Republican members of the Legislature criticized Governor Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State address for being vague and lacking in detail on policies, such as how the state plans to pay for universal preschool and expanding access to community college.

Whitmer Seeks 'Sustainable' Funding For Economic Development
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A sustainable source of funding for the state's economic development goals and a pledge to continue funding law enforcement at high levels in the next budget were just one of several highlights from Governor Gretchen Whitmer's fifth State of the State address.

Baby Delays Supplemental Vote; Dems Disagree On Some Items
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The House's vote on a book-closing supplemental bill was delayed by a baby on Tuesday.

Senate Panel Moves Retroactive EITC Bill
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supporters of an increase to the Earned Income Tax Credit told a Senate panel Tuesday the proposal would be a huge help to families in need by steering them towards the workforce and in pulling them out of poverty.

Dems Lock In Committee Appointments; GOP Leaders Felt Left In The Dark
Friday, January 20, 2023

House committees and subcommittees are finally in place after a week of adjustments and minor changes by the Democratic majority.

Subscribers Please Note
Thursday, January 19, 2023

A story in Wednesday's Michigan report on the GOP's support for Michigan's expected income tax cut should have listed Minority Leader Matt Hall's hometown as Richland Township. The same story misspelled the name of Treasurer Rachael Eubanks.

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