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  • LANSING, Mich.— The GOP-led Michigan Legislature commenced a new two-year term Wednesday, and Republicans wasted no time in proposing major tax cuts as new leaders took the helm of the House. Jack Brandenburg was collecting signatures in the Senate for a proposal to eliminate the 4.25 percent income tax over five years. Republicans have the same legislative...

  • *Existing line already faces challenges in Michigan. CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 11- Enbridge Inc may be set for a bruising legal battle in Wisconsin after a Native American tribe voted against renewing land use agreements on a major crude oil pipeline, potentially shutting down a conduit that has been in operation since the 1950 s, legal experts said.

  • An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

  • Oct 20- Wayne County, Michigan, home to Detroit, has eliminated its budget deficit and met other conditions allowing it to be released from state oversight, state and county officials said on Thursday. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a financial emergency for the county in July 2015, citing a series of unbalanced budgets and growing employee health care...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc Thursday sued Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit at U.S. District Court in Michigan comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Michigan against Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's application to...

  • Top States 2016

    Some states have made big economic strides. Others are falling short. Here's a look at movers on CNBC's Top States for Business 2016.

  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016.

    Snyder apologized for the public health emergency in Flint and defended his administration's response.

  • Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips of Birch Run, Michigan, helps Flint resident Amanda Roark and her son Dash take bottled water out to her vehicle after she received it at a Flint Fire Station January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder committed $28 million more to pay for filters, bottled water, school nurses, testing and monitoring.

  • Cars drive down Grand River Avenue in Detroit with the city's skyline in the background.

    A U.S. judge confirmed the Detroit plan to adjust its debt and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy on Friday.

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  • People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit.

    Some cities may need to be pushed into bankruptcy, while others may just need a healthy dose of private-sector medicine, said TransPro Consulting CEO Mark Aesch.

  • The skyline of Detroit

    Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.

  • Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • There's a lot on the agenda as Detroit's emergency financial manager tries to meet a deadline to decide whether the city and escape a bankruptcy filing.

  • Goodwill had warned of "catastrophic" consequences on the secondary market.

    In Michigan, more than 3,500 lottery winners are also on public assistance, drawing attention to waste in a state still reeling from the nation's economic downturn.

  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Standard & Poor's on Friday showed its support for Michigan's takeover of Detroit by upgrading the city's credit rating to "stable" from "negative."

  • Kevyn Orr

    Bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr was named Detroit's emergency financial manager.

  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Kevyn Orr, the attorney who managed Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy, is reportedly Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's top pick to be Detroit's financial emergency manager.

  • Bentley GT Speed Convertible

    At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.