Michigan budget

7:37 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan's Tobacco Settlement Money Used for Many Things Besides Health

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Tobacco settlement money could be used for Detroit bankruptcy proceedings
Lansing The state has paid for scholarships, business grants, budget fixes and now may help Detroit by raiding a large pot of money that anti-smoking groups and others say rightfully should go toward improving the health of Michiganians.
6:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

State House Approves Supplemental Budget, Changes Made to Senate Plan

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House bill has more money for roads, but other funding removed
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led House on Tuesday approved a supplemental budget bill that would scale back Senate-approved spending but add money for road repairs and infrastructure construction projects. The Senate is unlikely to sign off on the changes, meaning the legislation will head to conference committee, where six lawmakers hand-selected by leadership from each chamber will attempt to iron out differences later this week.
7:14 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Michigan Budget Chief Leaving for University of Utah

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John Nixon was lured from Utah to serve as budget director
Lansing Three-year State Budget Director John Nixon is resigning to return to his home state as chief businessofficer for the University of Utah, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday. After Nixon departs March 1, Deputy Chief of Staff John Roberts will become state budget director, Snyder said.
Michigan budget
9:06 am
Thu February 6, 2014

State Budget Proposed in Political Season

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the budget proposed by Governor Rick Snyder looks like a Democratic governor's budget in some ways.

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1:09 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Governor Snyder Unveils State Budget Proposal

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The spending plan includes more money for education, transportation and local government
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled his $52.1 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, calling for tax relief, continued savings and strategic investments as a result of increased state revenues. "This is more than just a budget," Snyder said in a release.