Michigan tax policy

While Gov. Rick Snyder famously campaigned against the government picking winners and losers, the state's economic development agency during his first term made a clear bet on one segment of the Michigan economy: manufacturing. Despite the Snyder administration's evolving economic development strategy, its focus on providing incentives to manufacturing companies looking to grow or expand in the state has remained constant.

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) - Economists are predicting a revenue shortfall of about $330 million in the current state budget. They say the main reason is business tax credits that were claimed late last year. 

Bolger says tax relief should be targeted toward individuals and help working families

Local governments looking to replace revenue from personal property tax, which is being phased out

Auditor General report says claims that the program generated more than 12,000 jobs can't be verified.