Gov. Snyder, GOP Lawmakers Agree To Budget Targets

Lawmakers have an extra $700 million to use in finalizing a roughly $49 billion spending plan thanks to better-than-expected tax collections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Michigan’s $483M Surplus May Go To Road Repairs

“The feeding frenzy has begun,” House Speaker Jase Bolger said. “Everyone under the sun has new ideas and new ways to spend this money.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

Mich. Projected To Get $542M More Than Expected

Michigan could take in $542 million more in revenue than projected four months ago – good news as lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder work to finalize a state budget in coming weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

This zamboni is up for bidding in a Flint surplus sale. The starting bid is $50.

Cash-Strapped City Of Flint Plans Online Surplus Sale

The City of Flint is set to hold what it’s calling its first-ever online auction to sell surplus equipment including trucks, tractors and office furniture.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Gov. Snyder Wants To Hold On To Surplus For Now

Governor Rick Snyder’s in no hurry to decide what to do with a possible surplus in the just-ended budget year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2011

Schools Want Share Of State’s Surplus

Schools have been taking one cut after another for year after year and they’re saying now that there is this surplus, give it to us to buy down that cut per pupil number.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2011

Michigan Shows Revenue Surplus As Economy Improves

Revenue for the 2012 fiscal year is now forecasted at $7.651 billion, up $356.9 million from the January estimate. Economist predicts state will add about 60,000 jobs annually for the next three years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2011