Michigan Budget

Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (credit: istock)

Michigan Legislature Adjourns Without Gas Tax Hike

Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

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Michigan Legislature OKs $53.2 Billion Budget

The legislation – approved 100-10 in the House and 24-12 by the Senate – includes nearly $37.5 billion for all general funding not including an overall 4 percent increase for K-12 schools, universities and community colleges that was approved late Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Roads, Schools And More: Where Things Stand In Michigan’s Budget Talks

Michigan lawmakers are tackling hefty issues in the last weeks before they break for the summer.

CBS Detroit–05/25/2014

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Michigan Has $616 Million Less Than Projected; Tax Cut For Homeowners, Renters Off Table

Budget director John Roberts said the Republican governor’s priorities in coming weeks include securing legislative support for $195 million to help end Detroit’s bankruptcy .

CBS Detroit–05/16/2014

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

New MI Budget Bill Includes $330M Supplement, Mostly For Roads

Calley said Friday a comprehensive road funding fix is still needed, but this money will address potholes and other problems caused by the harsh winter.

CBS Detroit–03/14/2014

Who’s Minding The Store For Government Travel Expenses?

A newspaper investigation finds the state of Michigan spends at least $40 million a year for employees’ travel but there are inconsistencies in reporting and no high-level oversight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder. (WWJ/Amy E. Powers)

Snyder Talks State Budget, Detroit Leadership, Belle Isle And Right To Work

Snyder said he had no regrets about pushing right to work through the legislature, though it drew major protests in Lansing. “It’s a good decision and Michigan’s better off for it,” he said.

CBS Detroit–02/11/2013

As Dollars Dwindle, So Have Michigan Police Ranks

Michigan’s cash crunch has resulted in the nation’s largest percentage drop in law enforcement employees over the past decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2012

49 State Retirees Collecting Over 100k Through Pension System

The larger pensions were earned after many years in public service under a formula approved by the Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2011

Business Owner Questions Depth Of Tax Break

Business owners may be pleased about getting a break on the state tax front but some question if the tax break will go far enough.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2011

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