A monthly review of economic indicators, state revenue receipts, and appropriations and tax developments. Each issue contains current good and bad economic news, an article of special focus, a list of publications of interest, and economic news from the state capitol; in alternating quarters, a special insert presents a general economic forecast or analyzes economic data for each of the seven Michigan regions.
Written by Robert J. Kleine, M.B.A., Vice President and Senior Economist; Laurie A. Cummings, M.S., Senior Consultant for Economic and Education Policy; and Lisa D. Baragar, Consultant for Public Policy.
- Budget Cutters Eye the CPI and Tax Cuts Signed and GOP Puts Brakes on Tax Cuts and Democrats Propose Tax Cuts
- Population Growth and FY 1996–97 Budget Assumes Federal Reforms
- Food and Housing Dominate Poor’s Spending and Renaissance Zones Decision Nearing and State May Stamp Out Smuggling
- Used-Car Buying Overhauled and Local Funding May Change and Adult Education Cuts Stir Controversy
- Boomers Beware: Early Retirement May be Pipe Dream and Sales Tax Bill Faces Tough Road Ahead and Senate Passes Apprentice Tax Credit
- Worthwhile Web Sites and Senate Approves Arts Tax and House Approves Big Revenue Sharing Change
- Steady Returns vs. Social Concerns and Brownfields May Put Green in Corporate Pockets and Renaissance Zones Become Reality and Adult Ed Funding Cut in Half
- Breaking Even with a College Degree and Federal Welfare Reform Gets State Off the Hook
- Who Gains from Privatization? and Legislators Vote to Raise Minimum Wage and Nonresident Voter Bill of Rights Proposed and Follow up: Adult Education Veto
- Bipartisan Panel Explores Social Security Reform and Court Decision Could Cost State Big Bucks and Transportation Package Passes Senate
- County Public-University Enrollment and Governor Proposes State Retirement Plan Revisions