Category: Advocacy

DDA/TIF Bills Under Alliance Scrutiny

The Chamber Alliance is scrutinizing separate bills in both the Michigan House and Senate this week that would make changes to the state’s laws that govern downtown development authorities and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. House Bills 5851-5856  were introduced in the House, and Senate…

Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2001

(Originally published in MIRS, August 17, 2016) Michigan’s unemployment rate fell in July to 4.5 percent, the lowest rate in Michigan since January 2001. Michigan’s unemployment rate has continued to move incrementally downward in 2016, sustaining a mostly descending trend since July 2009. However,…

Previewing The Final 20 Days of Session in 2016

(From MIRS, Aug. 24, 2016) What Can Get Done In 20 Session Days? Twenty or so days, that’s all that is left for Michigan’s 98th Legislature. The official posted scheduled for the House lists 20 session days before that chamber gavels to a close….

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