Michigan State Budget

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Governor Rick Snyder faces a decision soon on whether to sign or veto a bill he doesn’t like.  It deals with how the state raises money for Medicaid. 

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A plan will go ahead to let private and religious schools get taxpayer money for health and safety programs mandated by the state.  That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the issue.

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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program.

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A lawsuit says Michigan is short-changing local governments $4 billion dollars a year.  If it succeeds, it would blow a giant hole in the state budget and send legislators and state budget officials scrambling to find a fix. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to tell him whether a part of the new state budget complies with the state constitution.

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A panel of state budget experts anticipates a $300 million windfall left over from the last fiscal year.  

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Michigan's economy improves, but at a slower pace

The long, harsh winter slowed the state's economic recovery. And it took a bite out of tax revenues, leaving Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature with about $300 million less to work with as they put the finishing touches on a new state budget.

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Governor meets with legislative leaders to hammer out road fix, Medicaid deal

State lawmakers are about to dive into the process of crafting a budget for next fiscal year. But they have to fix some problems with the current year's budget first.

One of the biggest concerns is a hole in the state's Medicaid budget of more than $100 million. Everyone agrees that shortfall needs to be addressed. But the state House and Senate have not been able to agree on how to fix it or where that money should come from.