Governor Rick Snyder called for fiscal responsibility during his final State of the State address. This could clash with the priorities of the state lawmakers.
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard says the Legislature has been fiscally responsible, but:
“It’s now time to allow the taxpayers to appreciate that or see more money in their pockets.”
The governor laid out several programs he’d like to see get increases in spending this year. He said the state needs to think about long term benefits, not short term gains when planning this year’s budget.
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