Economy http://wmuk.org en WSW: Does the Michigan Dream Require a Tax Increase? http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-does-michigan-dream-require-tax-increase <p></p><p></p><p>A new interactive report calls for a greater investment in Michigan's infrastructure, education arts and environment.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Gordon Evans 15962 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Does the Michigan Dream Require a Tax Increase? Mother Jones: right to work could spread beyond Michigan http://wmuk.org/post/mother-jones-right-work-could-spread-beyond-michigan <p></p><p></p><p>When Governor&nbsp;Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan the 24th "right to work" state it was a blow to the labor movement.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:18:44 +0000 Gordon Evans 12031 at http://wmuk.org Mother Jones: right to work could spread beyond Michigan Modest growth continues in West Michigan's industrial economy http://wmuk.org/post/modest-growth-continues-west-michigans-industrial-economy <p>The latest report for the Institute of Supply Chain Management shows continued modest growth in West Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:01:49 +0000 Gordon Evans 11605 at http://wmuk.org Modest growth continues in West Michigan's industrial economy Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion http://wmuk.org/post/michigan-senate-passes-medicaid-expansion <p>The State Senate narrowly approved expansion of Medicaid coverage Tuesday. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com/">Gongwer News Service</a> says the final vote of 20-to-18 followed a one-vote rejection of the plan earlier in the day.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:27:57 +0000 Andrew Robins 8258 at http://wmuk.org Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago http://wmuk.org/post/june-unemployment-rate-kalamazoo-area-down-slightly-year-ago <p></p><p>Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:33:43 +0000 Gordon Evans 7367 at http://wmuk.org June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago