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Aggregated news from sources around the state

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

(MPRN-Lansing) The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple years. Economists gathered for the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Thursday. 

The State files a lawsuit to "formalize the process" to clean up contaminated groundwater near Rockford. WMU women's basketball gets another win at home. The K-Wings lose on the road. 

Prevailing Wage To Be Big Issue In Coming Months

Jan 11, 2018
State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Prevailing wage will likely be a hot topic in Lansing this year. That’s the state law that requires workers get paid union-rate wages for state construction projects. 

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

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is back in session for 2018, and an early priority is dealing with taxes. Talks are underway to figure out how to make sure the federal tax overhaul doesn’t cause a spike in state income taxes. 

Interviews are set for finalists to serve on the board for Kalamazoo's Foundation for Excellence. The proposal to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law will get more scrutiny. WMU men's basketball suffers its MAC loss of the season. 

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