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Public shells out for Detroit sports stadiums

Public shells out for Detroit sports stadiums

April 1, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Taxpayers have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to help Detroit’s sports teams build stadiums over the decades. A look at some recent deals.

No-fault reform would cut high rates, but beneficiaries fear losing quality of life

No-fault reform would cut high rates, but beneficiaries fear losing quality of life

March 11, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

A recent Michigan court ruling leaves some brain-injured crash victims unable to afford the vans that get them out of the house. Lansing, meanwhile, is seeking even further restrictions on the state’s generous no-fault auto benefits, citing the high cost to drivers.

At issue: Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance

At issue: Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance

March 11, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Michigan unlimited no-fault auto insurance benefits may soon be rolled back. We weigh the savings of such a rollback against the consequences.

Is Michigan in another auto bubble?

Is Michigan in another auto bubble?

February 12, 2014 | Rick Haglund

Growing inventories and modest sales forecasts raise questions about Gov. Snyder’s pledge to “double down” on auto industry and manufacturing investments.

Immigrants are already saving Michigan

Immigrants are already saving Michigan

February 12, 2014 | Mike Wilkinson

Gov. Rick Snyder has pushed hard to make Michigan welcoming for immigrant entrepreneurs and international students at our colleges and universities. New Census data shows just how valuable well-educated newcomers are to Michigan’s economic recovery.

Like Michigan craft beer? Malt shortage could slow the pour

Like Michigan craft beer? Malt shortage could slow the pour

February 5, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Farmers are eager to help Michigan’s growing beer and whiskey industry, but the state lacks enough malt operators to reach its potential

Michigan-made malt is pricey, but makes great booze

Michigan-made malt is pricey, but makes great booze

February 5, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Wendell Banks says his small-batch malt in tiny Shepherd costs twice as much as national suppliers charge, but argues that fresh, Michigan-made malt is worth the price.

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