funding http://wkar.org en Michigan Legislature considers state stock exchange http://wkar.org/post/michigan-legislature-considers-state-stock-exchange <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mention the phrase 'stock exchange' to most people and they’ll likely visualize Wall Street, the home of the New York stock exchange, the world’s biggest. However</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">,</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> smaller, regional stock exchanges are nothing new. A proposal to allow local stock exchanges in Michigan was recently filed in the state legislature. The aim is to allow citizens to invest in small, promising Michigan companies that may not qualify for a larger exchange.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:25:24 +0000 Mark Bashore 50828 at http://wkar.org Michigan Legislature considers state stock exchange Proposal would restore tax revenue for Michigan communities http://wkar.org/post/proposal-would-restore-tax-revenue-michigan-communities <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-68c1edc3-6e94-7b11-53fe-2037f8403312" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fourteen months ago, <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Gov. Rick Snyder</a> signed legislation eliminating the state personal property tax levied on business equipment. The move was heralded as welcome change by business owners who said the tax put them at a competitive disadvantage and inhibited job growth. However, local governments are worried about how they will replace the revenue that kept their vital services running. Now, a series of bills introduced this week in the Michigan Senate seeks to preserve that funding. </span> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:42:30 +0000 Current State 49913 at http://wkar.org Proposal would restore tax revenue for Michigan communities State Lawmakers Gearing Up For Battle Over Education In Lame Duck http://wkar.org/post/state-lawmakers-gearing-battle-over-education-lame-duck <p>A battle over some proposed big changes in how Michigan handles education is brewing in the state Legislature.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:45:35 +0000 Jake Neher 27296 at http://wkar.org State Lawmakers Gearing Up For Battle Over Education In Lame Duck Draft Of State School Funding Act Released Online http://wkar.org/post/draft-state-school-funding-act-released-online <p>A proposal that Gov. Rick Snyder commissioned for overhauling public education in Michigan and change how the state pays for student learning has been released.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:26:33 +0000 The Associated Press 27178 at http://wkar.org Draft Of State School Funding Act Released Online Cochran, Schor, Abed Call For Restoration of MI School Funding http://wkar.org/post/cochran-schor-abed-call-restoration-mi-school-funding <p>Several key Lansing-area Democrats say almost a billion dollars in state education funding should be restored to Michigan schools. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:36:24 +0000 Mark Bashore 23373 at http://wkar.org Cochran, Schor, Abed Call For Restoration of MI School Funding School Funding Overhaul Could Be on The Way http://wkar.org/post/school-funding-overhaul-could-be-way <p>An overhaul of Michigan’s school funding system is in the works. Governor Rick Snyder wants to include school funding reform in his budget proposal next year.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:28:25 +0000 Rick Pluta 20624 at http://wkar.org School Funding Overhaul Could Be on The Way Whitmer, Dems Push State-Funded College for All HS Grads http://wkar.org/post/whitmer-dems-push-state-funded-college-all-hs-grads <p>Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer wants to make Michigan students the best educated in the world. WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with her to learn more about her “Michigan 2020” plan.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:59:18 +0000 Mark Bashore 12196 at http://wkar.org Whitmer, Dems Push State-Funded College for All HS Grads