The Republican-written spending plan affects many corners of life — from how much it costs to attend a university to how many state troopers patrol the highways.
Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.
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 .
It’s almost a done deal.
Half of that money is planned to be set to local communities in the new future.
Legislators in the Michigan House want to set aside $115 million more for road projects than their counterparts in the Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder is taking on what he says is “misinformation” over his record of funding public schools not long before he puts forward his next budget.
Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers have nearly $1 billion more than expected when crafting Michigan’s next budget.
GOP state Senators want to use $30 million from the state’s rainy day fund to dredge Great Lakes harbors grappling with record-low water levels.
The Michigan state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder, includes a $2 million provision for Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association.