Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford has told the Detroit Free Press that the RTA plan will cost $4.6 billion dollars. As we have 'broke-down' in one of our previous pieces, proponents of the plan claim that the transit authority plan will only cost taxpayers $95 per year; a figure that is still astronomical when you add on the other taxes that you already pay for county millages, school millages, bonds, etc. Unfortunately, the plan will not cost $4.6 Billion dollars, it will cost … [Read more...] about The Regional Transit Authority Will Not Cost $4.6B
Economy Dynamite or Dud?
One of the more popular phrases our politicians like to say is that "Michigan is the comeback state." A quick google search shows that 'Michigan's comeback state' has nearly 700,000 results and numerous articles on the topic from CNBC to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Michigan's unemployment rate is 5.4%, which is significantly lower than our all-time high unemployment rate of 15% in 2009. This is a big change and something that should be celebrated but we should not be overly optimistic … [Read more...] about Is the Michigan Unemployment Rate Actually 5.4%?
One of the best parts of being a Michigander is that we understand the phrase, “Up North.” We are the only state who can tell our neighbors that we are going up north for vacation without leading to confusion during the conversation. From Kid Rock singing about up north to Tim Allen’s, Pure Michigan commercials, we all have a memory or a special connection to Michigan’s great outdoors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whXG3XxxxZo A lot of people connect to up north because they own a … [Read more...] about Your Cottage? Our Money.