The formation of the committee was made in response to Governor Snyder’s decision to appoint an emergency manager for Highland Park Public Schools.
Job growth in Michigan is expected to continue, but slowly, compared to 2011.
Spending was cut and taxes on individuals raised by a similar amount to keep the budget in balance.
Some estimates show the state could have more than $800 million in the general fund and school-aid fund. Final numbers won’t be settled for a few weeks.
The bill would eliminate the 3 percent employee contribution that state workers have been making since last year to help cover retiree health care costs.
Snyder says Michigan has taken steps to encourage job growth that will be more useful than a right-to-work law, such as significantly cutting business taxes that will go into effect Jan. 1st.
Gov. Rick Snyder still maintains he doesn’t want Michigan to become a right-to-work state.
Schools will have six months to put anti-bullying policies into place once Governor Rick Snyder signs the measures into law.
Starting January 1, barring any other judicial interference or rulings, everyone under the age of 67 in Michigan will begin to pay the state income tax 4.35 percent on their pensions.
Legislation for a new International Trade Crossing was voted down in a Senate committee last month … leading to speculation that the Governor may try to revive the plan on his own.
Dealing with Michigan’s obesity problem is a priority for Snyder. Michigan ranks 8th nationally among the fattest states.