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Forecast: Michigan Revenues Up $365M Over Previous Estimates

That was positive news for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators, months after they had to address a $410 million shortfall in the current budget.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2015

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Michigan House OKs Version Of $37.9 Billion General Budget Bill

The plan could change drastically if Michigan voters next week approve a sales tax increase to trigger more money for deteriorating roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2015

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How Gov. Snyder, Lawmakers Are Filling Michigan’s $412 Million Budget Hole

Gov. 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2015

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Official: ‘Real’ Cuts Needed After Shortfall Pegged At $289M

State 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2015

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Gov. Snyder Prepares For Budget Cuts As Revenue Falls Short

The shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars is mostly being blamed on businesses cashing in tax credits at a higher rate than expected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2015

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New Michigan Budget May Affect You In Many Ways

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2014

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What Lawmakers Did, Didn’t Do Before Summer Break

Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2014

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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

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Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215 Million For Roads

It’s almost a done deal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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Gov. Snyder And Legislators Agree On $200M For Road Repairs

Half of that money is planned to be set to local communities in the new future.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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