George Fulton http://michiganradio.org en Slowdown in Michigan disposable income growth in 2013 in part due to higher state tax burden http://michiganradio.org/post/slowdown-michigan-disposable-income-growth-2013-part-due-higher-state-tax-burden <p>The State of the State speech outlines what the Governor sees as spending priorities for the state. But state taxes and spending are only part of the story. &nbsp; Michigan Watch has learned recovering from the Great Recession will not go as well in Michigan as the rest of the nation this year.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 10808 at http://michiganradio.org Slowdown in Michigan disposable income growth in 2013 in part due to higher state tax burden U of M economist projects moderate, sustained economic growth for Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-economist-projects-moderate-sustained-economic-growth-michigan <p>Over the next two years, the state of Michigan should recover about 40 percent of jobs lost during a nearly decade-long recession, says one University of Michigan economics professor.</p><p>George Fulton, director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, told a group of state officials that Michigan is expected to enter its fourth year of a moderate but sustained economic recovery.</p><p>Speaking at the state’s biannual revenue-estimating conference Friday, Fulton said Michigan still has progress to make.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:31:28 +0000 Rick Pluta & Michigan Radio Newsroom 10726 at http://michiganradio.org U of M economist projects moderate, sustained economic growth for Michigan State government has more money to spend (but should it?) http://michiganradio.org/post/state-government-has-more-money-spend-should-it <p>Budget officials were briefed Monday&nbsp;on how Michigan&rsquo;s economic recovery is shaping up, and what that means for the state budget. The news was mostly good &ndash; it appears there&rsquo;s another $430&nbsp;million&nbsp;available to help balance the budget.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Now that it&rsquo;s agreed Michigan&rsquo;s economy is improving and there&rsquo;s more revenue, the arguments have started about how to use that money.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 22:39:17 +0000 Rick Pluta 2522 at http://michiganradio.org State government has more money to spend (but should it?)