State Budget

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $54.5 Billion Budgetit includes modest funding increases for roads and education along with new initiatives to boost early literacy and training for jobs in the trades.
Michigan Schools Budget Includes $70-$140 Increase In Student FundingThe move is meant to reduce the gap between higher- and lower-funded schools.
Forecast: Michigan Revenues Up $365M Over Previous EstimatesThat was positive news for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators, months after they had to address a $410 million shortfall in the current budget.
Michigan House OKs Version Of $37.9 Billion General Budget BillThe plan could change drastically if Michigan voters next week approve a sales tax increase to trigger more money for deteriorating roads.
How Gov. Snyder, Lawmakers Are Filling Michigan's $412 Million Budget HoleGov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday plans to sign mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan's projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.
Official: 'Real' Cuts Needed After Shortfall Pegged At $289MState revenue is $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year - largely because of large companies cashing in tax credits.
Gov. Snyder Prepares For Budget Cuts As Revenue Falls ShortThe shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars is mostly being blamed on businesses cashing in tax credits at a higher rate than expected.
New Michigan Budget May Affect You In Many WaysThe 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.
What Lawmakers Did, Didn't Do Before Summer BreakLate-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers' final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.
Michigan Has $616 Million Less Than Projected; Tax Cut For Homeowners, Renters Off TableBudget 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 .
Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215 Million For RoadsIt's almost a done deal.
Gov. Snyder And Legislators Agree On $200M For Road RepairsHalf of that money is planned to be set to local communities in the new future.