state government

7:17 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Michigan House Committee Plans Hearing on Raising Minimum Wage Increase Wednesday

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Bill could scuttle a petition drive for a larger minimum wage increase
LANSING - Hiking the state's minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.20 by 2017 will get a hearing today in the House Government Operations Committee. The Senate passed the bill last week with a bi-partisan majority, hiking the wages for traditional hourly workers to $9.20 and up to $3.50 per hour for tipped employees, like waitresses and bartenders.
9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

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Polls have shown support for raising revenue
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
9:13 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Detroit Mayor Tells Lawmakers to Give City "Clear Path" out of State Control

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Mike Duggan says money needed to pay pension debt is a one-time request
Lansing — Mayor Mike Duggan urged lawmakers Tuesday to give him more flexibility to escape state control of Detroit’s finances after the city emerges from bankruptcy. Testifying before a House committee considering $195 million in aid for pensions, Duggan also urged lawmakers to give City Council members a seat on a commission that would be dominated by Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointees.
7:50 am
Tue May 20, 2014

State Senate Committee to Consider Road Funding Bills Tuesday

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House has approved additional $450-million for roads
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
8:31 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Buildings and Trades Union is First to Agree to Contribute to "Grand Bargain"

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House Speaker Jase Bolger calls union contribution "a huge step forward"
Federal mediators involved in Detroit's bankruptcy case said Monday that the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council have agreed to contribute cash towards the city's "grand bargain," a term used to refer to set of agreements that will help the city emerge from bankruptcy.

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