Michigan officials have an idea of how much money is available for the next state budget.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill face a Monday night deadline to reach a budget agreement before steep tax increases and spending cuts begin to take effect Jan. 1.
State legislators met with school officials in Lansing to discuss budget issues and divert the idea of emergency financial managers.
Budget problems forced the city of Highland Park to lose two-thirds of its street lights but some people refuse to be left in the dark.
“I think they’re looking to have a form of government that, I guess, mirrors that in Wayne County and that is not what we’re accepting here in Macomb County,” Executive Mark Hackel said.
It’s unclear how cuts will be made in individual departments, but Napoleon requested $105 million to run his department, including jails, and was given $85 million.
Grand Valley State University’s Board of Trustees approved the university’s 2012-13 budget at its July 13 meeting, including a 3.6 percent tuition increase.
Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.
Community members say there has been a rash of fires recently and they will fight to keep this essential service.
The public is getting a chance to comment on the state-managed Detroit Public Schools’ proposed $784 million budget for 2012-13.