In partnership with Crain’s Detroit Business, Business Bridge covers the intersection of business, politics and policy across Michigan.
Nearly 6-in-10 businesses surveyed said they expect to maintain current employment levels over the next year
Democrats accuse Republicans of going back on their support for local government control; Republicans say allowing local governments to set their own minimum wages would create a patchwork that discourage business investment.
Fuel or sales tax hikes are favored options among 300 Metro Detroit business owners and managers polled after Proposal 1 flopped on the state ballot this month.
The Michigan Legislature will consider a Republican bill this week, with lengthy negotiations expected leading into the summer.
Despite the failure of Proposal 1, the governor pitches a "comeback story" to audiences in California and New York.
Unrest in cities far from Michigan will spark discussion at the annual policy conference, presented by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Speakers include the architects of Detroit's bankruptcy deal, authors and lawmakers.