Michigan News
9:49 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Local Governments May Get Smaller Boost Than Hoped

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.

Michigan News
5:46 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder's 2014 Budget Overview

Governor Rick Snyder presents his 2014 budget to legislators
Credit Michigan Public Radio Network

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

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3:53 am
Thu November 7, 2013

County Budget Approved by Ways and Means Committee

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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.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the Washtenaw County Commissioners Ways and Means Committee giving a four year budget proposal initial approval, despite concerns from Sheriff Jerry Clayton.

Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:53 am
Thu May 2, 2013

County Moves Toward Four-Year Budget Cycle

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.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:43 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cutting A2 Schools $8.7 Million Deficit

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.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:11 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Ann Arbor City Budget Preview

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.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:18 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Budget Picture Improves for A2 Schools

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.

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9:28 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Washtenaw County Posts 2012 Budget Surplus

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.

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Ann Arbor Schools
10:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Budget Dialogue Sessions Start Later This Month

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.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:45 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Council Readies Budget Plan and Priorities

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.

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9:38 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Schreiber Delivers State-of-the-City Address

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gives his State-of-the-City speech
Credit Bob Eccles

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

Full interview:

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

A2 City Budget Preview

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.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:27 am
Thu December 13, 2012

A2 Schools Plan Budget Campaign

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.

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11:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Ypsi School Board Prepares For Serious Budget Cuts

Ypsilanti public schools Superintendent Dedrick Martin
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.

9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

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.

11:04 am
Thu June 14, 2012

A2 School Board Approves New Budget

2012-2013 spending plan restores counseling and

achievement programs.

9:10 am
Tue June 12, 2012

New Budget Still $4 Million in the Red

The Ypsilanti school district's new budget still

has a huge deficit.

9:09 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Board May Use Reserves to Shore Up Budget

Ann Arbor school board holds public hearing on new budget.

City Government
9:54 am
Tue May 22, 2012

A2 Council Approves New Budget

Budget includes no reductions in police and fire services.

7:24 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Many Fear Budget Will Hurt At-Risk Students

Ann Arbor school board holds budget forum.

9:16 am
Thu April 26, 2012

District Facing Millions in Budget Cuts

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

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2:59 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

School Board Considers Cuts in Transportation

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

Eastern Michigan University
10:08 am
Fri April 20, 2012

EMU President Addresses Rising Costs

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

9:49 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Teacher Layoffs Loom in Ann Arbor Schools' Budget Proposals

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.