State Government

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a plan to offset higher costs that could be forced on Michigan taxpayers as a result of the federal tax overhaul. The biggest issue is the elimination of the federal personal exemption. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is looking at making changes to state tax laws early in 2018. That’s after it discovered the new federal tax law could have an impact on Michigan resident’s wallets. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

The Michigan Public Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief says time and controversy make it harder to get anything done in the Legislature during an election year. Rick Pluta says if lawmakers are working on a contentious issue at some point “they will run into the brick wall that is the election season.”

Michigan's Minimum Wage Increases

Jan 3, 2018
MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing)  Michigan started the New Year with a hike to the state’s minimum wage.

State Legislature's Leaders Make Plans For 2018

Jan 2, 2018
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Lansing’s lawmakers won’t return to the Capitol until next week. But they’ve already got big plans for 2018. 

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