state government

Campaign finance
9:23 am
Fri November 15, 2013

State Senate moves to limit Secretary of State's proposed disclosure rules

State Capitol - file photo
Credit WKAR, Kevin Lavery


Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changing disclosure requirements for so-called "issue ads," but the state Senate moved quickly on Thursday to nullify any changes. 

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Health Care
1:35 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Upton says website problems raise other concerns about "Obamacare

Fred Upton - file photo
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the website "should have been the easy part" of launching the new health care law. 

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7:17 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Many bills introduced in Legislature, a look at the more osbscure

Lead in text: 
No plans to limit the number of bills that can be proposed
LANSING - More than 1,700 bills have been introduced in the state Legislature so far this year. Many deal with complex and controversial issues that affect all Michiganders: taxes, regulations, guns and health care. And 138 bills have passed and been signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
6:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Snyder administration seeking shift in tax revenue

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Local governments looking to replace revenue from personal property tax, which is being phased out
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is lobbying communities to back a statewide ballot issue that would phase out a billion-dollar tax burden on businesses and change how municipalities fund services. Michigan voters will decide in August whether to shift part of the revenue from the states use tax to communities to make up for the gradual end of the personal property tax, a key source of municipal funding.
6:33 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Michigan looks to cut down on paperwork for businesses

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Program also aims to improve customer response time
LANSING - State officials today pledged to cut in half the number of government forms Michigan businesses must fill out and touted changes they have already made to make the state more business-friendly. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced its Reinventing Performance in Michigan program in partnership with three other state agencies.