Thirty years ago, then-Gov. John Engler used to say that the best-educated state wins. Michigan has not been winning.
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Opinion | Monique Stanton: Increasing Michigan’s EITC Will Help Working Families and Local Businesses
On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her support for increasing the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — or as she referred to it, the Working Families Tax Credit — as a proven, bipartisan policy to put more money back in the pockets of working families and small businesses.
Making Credit Cards More Expensive Would Hurt Minorities | Opinion
In 2022, I cannot stress enough how important banking and credit access is to modern life.
State Economic Development Should Put People and Communities First | Opinion
Michigan has two basic economic problems: not enough working adults to fill plentiful jobs, and wide swaths of distressed urban and rural neighborhoods where good jobs are out of reach for their residents.
Rick Haglund: Michigan’s Economy is More Diverse, But Still Too Dependent on the Auto Industry | Opinion
There’s been so much hoopla lately about Michigan’s auto industry making a radical switch to electric vehicles, you might think there’s little else happening in the state’s economy.
Rick Haglund: Threats to Michigan’s Auto Industry Aren’t Just Coming From the South | Opinion
Stunned by Ford Motor Co.’s decision to invest $11.4 billion in electric vehicle assembly and battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky, Michigan in December created a $1 billion fund to lure new electric vehicle operations to Michigan.