Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday will sign a $54.5 billion state budget that goes into effect on Oct. 1.
it includes modest funding increases for roads and education along with new initiatives to boost early literacy and training for jobs in the trades.
It is the fifth straight year the state will transfer general fund money to the road budget.
The House has voted to remove, from next year’s state budget, Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to put $50 million toward incentives for filmmakers
The $15.8 billion budget bill sets spending for the state’s schools, universities and community colleges.
Michigan is closer to slicing $105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led Senate passed two bills that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue.
“You have to make tough calls, tough decisions and smart decisions,” Gov, Rick Snyder said Wednesday,
Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.
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.
Michigan lawmakers are tackling hefty issues in the last weeks before they break for the summer.