Economy

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(MPRN-Lansing) State House Republicans are aggressively pushing through an income tax cut and rollback, despite numerous questions raised during a committee hearing about what funding cuts could happen in other areas if the bill passes. 

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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.” 


Unemployment rates in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets were up slightly in November, compared to a year ago. Although total employment was up in both areas. 

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(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. 

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As the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, Upjohn Institute Economist Brad Hershbein says many workers have discovered they need more skills for the jobs they held before. 


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