David Eggert, Crain's Detroit Business

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Crain's Detroit Business

Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Michigan judge orders restoration of minimum wage hike, paid leave law that Republicans weakened in 2018

Michigan Republicans' lame-duck maneuver to weaken voter-proposed minimum wage and paid sick leave laws was unconstitutional and the original initiatives remain in effect, a judge ruled Tuesday. → Read More

Consumers Energy will raise natural gas rates after securing regulators' approval

Consumers Energy will raise natural gas bills by $170 million in October — an average of $6.98 per customer — after regulators approved a scaled-back rate increase. → Read More

10 things to know about the new state budget lawmakers passed overnight

New spending includes education, shoring up pension funds and nonprofits, money for UM's Detroit Center for Innovation. → Read More

Tudor Dixon nabs primary endorsement from Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan business group backs TV host in Republican primary → Read More

Whitmer vetoes Republicans' $2.6 billion tax cut bill, flags constitutional issues

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed Republicans' $2.6 billion tax cut legislation, citing constitutional defects over how it was amended before being passed by the Legislature.Republican lawmakers did not negotiate the bill with Democrats before sending it to her.Whitmer said… → Read More

FBI arrests Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on charges tied to Jan. 6 riot

The FBI arrested Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on misdemeanor charges at his West Michigan home Thursday for allegedly participating in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Kelley, 40, is accused of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, disorderly… → Read More

Swim-up bars, more self-serve booze will be legal under bills Whitmer will sign

LANSING — Michigan will authorize self-serve "tap walls" that allow customers to dispense beer, wine and mixed drinks for themselves under a bill that lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Wednesday.They also finalized legislation to legalize swim-up bars at resorts, waterparks… → Read More

Whitmer will sign bill to make Michigan 2nd state to let 17-year-olds bartend, serve alcohol

LANSING — Lawmakers voted Tuesday to make Michigan the second state in which 17-year-olds could tend bar and bring alcoholic drinks to tables, passing a bill that is intended to help address a labor shortage in the hospitality industry as the busy summer season nears. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans… → Read More

Michigan approves $135 million in incentives for Ford expansion

Michigan on Thursday awarded Ford Motor Co. $135 million in incentives as part of the automaker's plan to add about 3,200 jobs and spend an additional $2 billion over the next two years. The package, which was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund board, includes a $100.8 million Critical… → Read More

Johnson, Craig sue to get on the ballot for governor

LANSING — Republican gubernatorial candidate Perry Johnson sued the state Friday in a bid to be placed on the August primary ballot, a day after he and four other contenders were ruled ineligible due to massive signature fraud. Johnson is a Bloomfield Hills businessman and self-proclaimed … → Read More

Michigan Senate votes to pause fuel taxes

LANSING — The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to temporarily waive the state's fuel taxes, with proponents citing high prices and recent projections of an even higher budget surplus.The bills would, for three months starting June 15, lift the 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes and… → Read More

Primary problem: Michigan GOP governor candidates short signatures

Michigan’s elections bureau says five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and shouldn't qualify for the August primary. → Read More

Michigan elections bureau says Craig, Johnson should not qualify for primary

Michigan’s elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. → Read More

Michigan bureau: 2 top GOP governor candidates short sigs

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, fai... → Read More

Michigan GOP governor candidates short signatures

The state elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify … → Read More

Economists revise Michigan revenue estimates upward by $5B

The new estimates will be used by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature to finalize the next state spending plan. → Read More

Whitmer proposes $500 tax rebate for working families

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed a $500 tax rebate for working families, citing surplus tax revenues and the need to quickly help residents who are confronting high inflation. → Read More

Whitmer, Legislature propose new plans to cut taxes

Both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature are proposing new plans to cut taxes but remain at odds over the scope and immediacy of any relief. → Read More

Whitmer, Legislature propose new plans to cut taxes

Both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature are proposing new plans to cut taxes but remain at odds over the scope and immediacy of any relief. The Democratic governor called for a one-time $500 rebate for “working families,” adding to her earlier proposals to gradually repeal a tax on retirement income and fully restore a credit for lower-wage earners. → Read More

Whitmer: Tax rebate for working families would give Michiganders 'real relief right now'

Gov. Whitmer cited surplus tax revenues and the need to quickly help residents who are confronting high inflation for the proposed rebate. → Read More