Governor Rick Snyder says disagreements over tax cuts and spending priorities won’t get in the way of wrapping up the state budget in a little over a month.
Schools, universities, and local governments have fiscal years that begin July 1st, and they rely on state funding to balance their budgets. They’ve gotten used to the state getting its budget done by early June.
Budget committees are meeting, and leaders are talking. But Governor Snyder says the next big step is the new revenue projections that will come out next month.
“And that’s an important element to the budget process. Once we see those numbers, then we can decide whether we have to make some adjustments up or down.”
But Republicans in the Legislature have already been carving millions of dollars out of Snyder’s budget proposal to make room for their own plans.