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Local governments in Michigan may get a smaller increase in state revenue sharing than hoped.

Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a 15 percent increase in statutory shared revenue. But House Republicans say a budget agreement includes a 5.5 percent boost in statutory revenue sharing for cities, townships and villages — not including $8 million for financially distressed local governments.

Municipalities also are expected to get 3 percent more next year in revenue-sharing payments guaranteed under Michigan's constitution. A House-Senate committee plans to approve the budget plan Monday.

The Snyder administration said last week revenue sharing would stay "pretty close" to what Snyder proposed. But it's looking like that may not be the case after revenue estimates were revised downward recently.

Snyder's plan to significantly boost payments to counties is intact.

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Governor Snyder sat down with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta to talk about his budget plan.

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The Washtenaw County Sheriff says if the proposed four year county budget is approved he will likely be unable to maintain current service levels if he hits budget targets.  

The County Commissioners Ways and Means Committee voted 7  to 2  for the budget last night that ranges from $103 million in 2014 to $106.5 million in 2017. 

Sheriff Jerry Clayton says he hopes his warning on possible service reductions starts a community conversation because he won't be running up overtime.  Clayton says he proposed a gradual reduction in the sheriff department returning a half-million dollars to the county annually. 

The county commissioners will have a public hearing on the budget proposal in two weeks.


For the first time ever,  Washtenaw County officials will be preparing a four-year budget proposal.   County commissioners voted 7 to 2 Wednesday night in favor of a resolution directing the county's administration to develop a quadrennial budget.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor public schools superintendent Pat Green's proposed budget cuts of $8.7 million for next school year include a reduction of 75 employees.  It's the starting point for budget discussions, as we hear from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has given city council a preview of his proposed budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.  Hear more on the spending plans from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The budget situation for next year is not quite as bad as first projected for the Ann Arbor school district.  School administrators released the latest revenue projections Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Washtenaw County finished 2012 in a bit better budget position than expected, giving the county some additional money to use the current fiscal year if needed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

As part of the timeline for developing a budget for the next school year, small groups of Ann Arbor school board members will meet with community members in dialogue sessions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's city council discussed budget impacts from work plans created around council's five priority areas at a work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Schreiber Delivers State-of-the-City Address

Mar 6, 2013
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gave his state-of-the-city address Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

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Ann Arbor city staff gave an overview of of the impacts of "status quo" budgets for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to city council Monday night.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

As the Ann Arbor school district addresses an expected 17 million dollar budget shortfall next year, the school board is planning a new budget campaign.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board is making plans to consider serious budget cuts.  As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the plans hinge on what happens at the polls November 6th.

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

A2 School Board Approves New Budget

Jun 14, 2012

2012-2013 spending plan restores counseling and

achievement programs.

New Budget Still $4 Million in the Red

Jun 12, 2012

The Ypsilanti school district's new budget still

has a huge deficit.

Ann Arbor school board holds public hearing on new budget.

Budget includes no reductions in police and fire services.

Ann Arbor school board holds budget forum.

Ann Arbor's school board is considering three budget scenarios.

School Board Considers Cuts in Transportation

Apr 24, 2012

The Ypsilanti School district is looking for ways to cut spending and save money on transportation.

Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin discusses college costs and more with WEMU's David Fair.

The Ann Arbor school district could cut between 32 and 64 teachers as the school board considers three budget proposals for the next fiscal year.