House Considers Budget With New Funds for HICA

Apr 17, 2014

The Michigan House is set to consider a budget bill that would direct more than a hundred million dollars of extra funding to the Department of Community Health.

Gongwer News Service reports that the bill aims to remedy a gap in funding for the Health Insurance Claims Assessment. It’s been approved 19 to 0 by the House Appropriations Committee, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats abstaining.

The budget would also send some extra funds toward road repair. And it would cut the state’s film incentive in half – to $25 million for this year. But unlike previous proposals, it doesn’t propose to make that cut permanent.