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Michigan News
4:35 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Governor Snyder Set To Sign Spending Plans

  Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to sign Michigan's $53 billion spending plan for the budget year starting in about three months.

     The Republican governor has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon ceremony to sign the $15.8 billion education budget bill on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing. He also may sign the $37.5 billion budget bill that covers all other state spending if it's proofed in time.

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4:40 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Washtenaw County State Lawmakers Say Projected Revenue Declines Another Concern About Roads Plan

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Michigan lawmakers will likely have less money than earlier projected to put into next year's budget.  The revenue estimating conference takes place Thursday, but the House Fiscal Agency is anticipating $873 million dollars less in state revenues for this year and next compared to the January conference.  

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on projected declines in state revenues and concerns local lawmakers have on plans to use the general fund to pay for road repairs.

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Michigan News
7:47 am
Mon April 21, 2014

EAA, Detroit and Budget on Michigan Legislative Agenda This Week

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The state Senate returns this week after three weeks away from Lansing. As Jake Neher reports, lawmakers have some high-profile issues to address between now and June.

The state Senate returns this week after three weeks away from Lansing. 

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Michigan News
2:38 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Deal Reached On Emergency Road Money, But No Solution For Medicaid Shortfall

Michigan lawmakers to double money spent on roads
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Jake Neher reports on legislation to deal with Michigan's ailing roads

State lawmakers will probably double the amount of money they had planned to spend on fixing roads torn apart by nasty weather this winter.

A legislative conference committee hopes to approve a mid-year budget bill Tuesday that will probably include about $200 million to fix potholes and help local governments pay for things like salt and snow plowing.

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12:21 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

WISD Superintendent Glad to see K-12 Funding Increase in Governor's Budget Plan

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District says he's glad to see an increase in funding for K-12 education in Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal. Scott Menzel says the proposal would bring an increase of $83 to $111 in per-pupil funding to school districts in the county. Menzel says with several county districts working with small fund balances, and one district operating at a deficit, it's difficult to determine the actual impact the additional state money will have on students. 

Click here for a report from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Menzel believes the most important part of the Governor's education funding plan is a $65,000,000 investment in the Great Start Readiness Program for low-income Pre-school students.

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Michigan News
1:27 am
Wed January 22, 2014

State Transportation Director Blasts Lawmakers for Shunning Road Repairs

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Michigan’s top transportation official is blasting state lawmakers for all but giving up on passing a long-term road funding fix this year.

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