More Business Tax Breaks Headed To State House

Mar 30, 2017
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Another tax incentive for Michigan businesses passed the state Senate Wednesday and is on its way to the House. 


Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Senior Economist Tim Bartik says tax breaks and other incentives designed to lure business will tip a small percentage of decisions. So he says it’s important that the incentives offered are effective and evaluated often.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and local officials will try again this year to shut down a tax break that’s allowed big box stores to cut their property taxes. 

The latest survey on West Michigan’s industrial economy shows continued growth in February. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Students need more options outside of traditional, college-track education. That’s the thought behind new legislation scheduled to be introduced this week.