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Michigan ranks No. 36 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Michigan was rated 36th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Michigan ranked 40th most affected by government shutdown

Michigan ranked No. 40 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Detroit ranks 27th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Detroit ranks 27th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Michigan ranked No. 13 in 2019 business climate index

Michigan finished at No. 13 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Flint area has highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Flint, Michigan area was nearly 10,700 in the third quarter of 2018, a 100-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Michigan posts 15th highest drop in food stamps participants

Michigan ranked No. 15 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Michigan on track to tax online sales

Michigan is mostly compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Michigan posted 34th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Michigan ranked No. 34 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Michigan posted 5th lowest individual income tax rate in 2018

Michigan ranked No. 40 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Michigan gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Michigan ranked No. 38 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Michigan ranked No. 34 in average charitable giving

Michigan residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,367 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Michigan has seventh highest home vacancy rate in nation

Michigan posted the seventh highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

UM-Ann Arbor has most student athletes in Michigan

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Michigan Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Michigan’s population rose 0.2% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Michigan’s population increased by 19,468, or 0.2 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Detroit 47% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Detroit is $187.49, 47 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned $2.5 million for Michigan schools in 2016

Eastern Michigan University wrestling brought in $34,440 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Michigan that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Genesee County tanks

Genesee County had the lowest home affordability index in Michigan in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Adrian College fields most volleyball players in Michigan

Adrian College ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

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