Gov. Rick Snyder signed a nearly $49 billion state budget on Thursday that sets aside more money for fixing deteriorating roads and providing preschool to low-income children.
The $48.7 billion state budget is notable not just for what’s in it but also for what didn’t make the cut — Snyder’s proposed $2.5 billion in new spending for road repairs and health insurance for low-income adults.
Lawmakers have an extra $700 million to use in finalizing a roughly $49 billion spending plan thanks to better-than-expected tax collections.
Michigan could take in $542 million more in revenue than projected four months ago – good news as lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder work to finalize a state budget in coming weeks.
Michigan Technological University’s board approved a balanced $172.5 million budget and tuition hikes of 2.9 percent for in-state undergrads.
Michigan lawmakers are taking significant steps toward passing the next state budget, expected to total about $48 billion.
A group of Detroit Firefighters are thanking the community Sunday morning, after making an urgent plea for latex gloves over the weekend.
Bing presented the city’s 2013-14 budget to the City Council, a plan that includes a $4 million reduction for that nine-member body.
Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for additional state funding to put more Michigan State Police troopers on the streets.
The following was provided by the governor’s office: