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Detroit to spend $6M in federal funds to restore decades-old fountain

Again, federal covid relief money is spent to renovate buildings and landmarks Read more

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Detroit uses $14M in federal COVID-19 funds for a sports dome

Covid relief has an expansive definition, by design Read more

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Detroit developer gets $6M in state funds for renovations to century-old apartment building

The latest in millions of public money spent on a vacant building Read more

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Grand Rapids community lodge receives $6M from Michigan taxpayers

Part of a $90M bonanza for Michigan’s second-largest city and its suburbs Read more

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Detroit Auto Show gets $8M boost from Michigan taxpayers

This year’s confab will make one more attempt to revive dying market for electric vehicles Read more

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Detroit’s Pope Francis Center gets $7M in 2024 Michigan budget

Group had nearly $5M in net income, $12M in assets in 2023 Read more

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Muskegon real estate developer gets $18 million from Michigan taxpayers

Earmarks help company with 250 employees Read more

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Henry Ford museum, hospital win big in 2024 Michigan budget

Museum campus is already well-funded, without taxpayer aid Read more

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Grand Rapids museum has benefited from a decade of pork

Legislative earmarks go back to at least 2014 Read more

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Girl Scouts get $1M in 2024 from Michigan taxpayers

Chapter receiving grant has $20M in assets Read more

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The problem with pork

Michigan lawmakers grant $1B in earmarks annually Read more

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Three Michigan cities swim with the help of state taxpayer funds

Three community pools lap up over $7 million in 2024 state budget Read more

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Two Detroit museums net $4M each in state budget

Detroit museums awarded money from the state budget two years in a row Read more

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Grand Rapids Ballet awarded $1.8M in state budget

Ballets’ budget in 2022 was $3.2M Read more

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Flint business consultants get $500K from 2024 state budget

Comes on the heels of grants in 2019 and 2020 Read more

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Michigan lawmakers roll the dice on grant for Greektown

Street redesign in downtown Detroit bags $20M of taxpayer cash Read more

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Michigan lawmakers give Ann Arbor $1M for a splash pad

All told, Tree City got $7M from Michigan taxpayers in 2024 budget Read more

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Local parks and rec centers win big in 2024 Michigan budget

Four projects get earmarks totaling $4.25 million Read more

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Kalamazoo church donates its building to nonprofit, which seeks $7M in public and private donations

Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition gets $250K from Michigan taxpayers in 2024 grant Read more

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Horse nonprofit gallops away with $1M from taxpayers

Legislative earmark for Detroit Horse Power is intended to build a Detroit equestrian center Read more

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Skilled trades foundation, hip hop academy get $500K each in 2024 Michigan budget

Lansing gives out more pork to selected nonprofits Read more

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Michigan grants $500K for electric boat charging solutions

Michigan Tech will study how far boaters can travel from their home docks before needing to recharge Read more

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Michigan budget gives $5M for collection of racist images

Ferris State’s Jim Crow Museum has taken in $6M from taxpayers over two years Read more

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In Escanaba, $200M for a paper mill, but no new jobs required

The paper mill does not have to create new jobs, only to retain its 1,200-person headcount as of October 2022 Read more

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Traverse City area has two curling facilities, but Michigan taxpayers will pay $2M to build a third

Pork Friday: Taxpayer funds give curling club an unfair advantage over privately funded curling facility Read more

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