Economy

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

There will be discussion of implementing an income tax in the city of East Lansing at a 6 p.m. meeting tonight.


Governor Rick Snyder
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With just 18 months left in office, Gov. Rick Snyder and a commission he appointed have released recommendations focused on Michigan's economic prosperity.

two flags
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A Michigan-based economist says the American car companies stand to benefit from President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement rather than terminate the deal.


Kathryn Edin photo
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Kathryn Edin, a co-author of the book “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” will speak in the WKAR-TV studios on Thursday.


Paid sick leave bills introduced by MI Democrats

Mar 2, 2017
Jim Ananich at podium
Michigan Senate Democrats

Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on: paid sick leave.

Rep. Jim Tedder photo
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State House Republicans are aggressively pushing through an income tax cut and rollback, despite numerous questions raised during a committee hearing about what funding cuts could happen in other areas if the bill passes.

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In 2015, Michigan ended a program that gave out millions of dollars in incentives to the film industry. That has meant a change of focus for the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office.


Snyder at lectern
WKAR-MSU

Education, public safety, and paying down the long term debt will be Gov. Rick Snyder’s top priorities when he unveils his 2018 budget today.

Andy Schor photo
Michigan House Democrats

Gov. Rick Snyder is going after Michigan’s mountain of unfunded retiree liabilities. He has created a task force to look into “responsible retirement reform.”

Honda Super Bowl Ad / Honda

Combine big names and the yearning for yesterday and what do you get? The number one Super Bowl ad, according to Michigan State University Department of Advertising professor of practice, Bob Kolt. A voice and face very familiar in the Honda spot was Lansing native and MSU's own, Magic Johnson. 


Matthew Latham photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

You still have a few days to save at tax time next year by acting before the end of 2016. WKAR's Scott Pohl gets some advice from Lansing accountant Matthew Latham.


Koelling with rows of live trees
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Tannenbaum Farms in Mason has been a fixture in mid-Michigan for 40 years. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with co-owner Mel Koelling about this year’s tree harvest.


The Empowerment Plan photo
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A Detroit non-profit is getting national attention with the innovative way they are caring for and employing the homeless. We find out about The Empowerment Plan.


Wayne Sieloff photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

There’s a new CEO at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. We talk with Wayne Sieloff about his plans.


Mike Kark photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

A group working with Lansing’s homeless population is moving from a southside hotel to a new facility in Lansing Township. Current State's Scott Pohl talks with Mike Karl of the Homeless Angels about the move and what it means to people seeking shelter in the area.


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