A battle over how to pay for emergency harbor dredging is brewing in Lansing. Environmental groups are criticizing plans to tap the state’s Natural Resources Trust Fund. They say it would threaten the state’s ability to buy and improve parks and public land.
Governor Rick Snyder is a step closer to appointing an emergency financial manager for Detroit. He announced today that he agrees with a financial review team’s finding that the city faces a financial emergency.
The Detroit City Council now has 10 days to get a financial plan in place and ask the governor to change his mind.
Snyder expects to appoint someone soon after that.
Michigan business leaders say they’re afraid state lawmakers may miss their best chance to raise the money needed to repair roads.
Governor Rick Snyder has had a tough time selling his plan to increase road spending to the legislature. It would raise the state’s gas tax and vehicle registration fees to boost road funding by more than $1 billion a year.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Jim Holcomb says state officials have to come to an agreement, and fast.
Michigan Republicans said this weekend they want to change the course of future presidential races by changing how the state allocates its electoral votes. Delegates to the state GOP convention voted overwhelmingly to support the proposal.