Economy

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing might not try to do away with the state income tax after all; but, they are still looking to reduce it. A new version of the bill would gradually cut the tax from 4.25% to 3.9%. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(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. 

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.” 


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. 

State Capitol - file photo
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. 

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