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MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) The city of Escanaba is taking on big box stores in the Michigan Supreme Court. The city says the home improvement store Menards is dodging taxes. 

WMUK

Western Michigan University Professor Laurel Ofstein says many students who have worked in their parents’ companies take her Family Business Management class. She says they sometimes come away with a much stronger feeling of “I can do this.” And sometimes they come away thinking “this is not for me.” 


Plastic Bags Bill On Its Way To Governor Snyder

Dec 1, 2016
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be coming for how retailers handle the use of plastic bags. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that won final approval in the legislature Thursday. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers could be making changes to Governor Rick Snyder’s mission to scale back the use of tax incentives to attract jobs and investment. Two packages of bills offering incentives to businesses passed in the Senate Tuesday. 

The latest report on West Michigan’s economy finds continued growth, but also a continued slow down. 

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