Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much
Michael Carroll | July 12, 2017
The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities. The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card gave Illinois a “C+” for the overall health of its manufacturing industries, but the […]
GOP tax reforms stoke debate in states with large manufacturing, agriculture sectors
Michael Carroll | July 12, 2017
A congressional panel this week will spotlight how federal tax reform could help small businesses, but one possible component of the GOP reform plans would cost businesses an estimated $1.5 trillion over the next decade. Though a hearing scheduled Thursday by the Tax Policy Subcommittee will highlight how tax reform could strengthen economic growth nationwide, […]
Colorado in focus: Prosecutors consider retrial of former Colorado sheriff
Watchdog News | July 12, 2017
Prosecutors consider retrial of former Colorado sheriff Prosecutors are considering whether to retry a former Colorado sheriff accused of abusing his power. A judge declared a partial mistrial Monday after jurors found former El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa not guilty of witness tampering, conspiracy to commit witness tampering and official misconduct. They deadlocked on […]