Michigan budget

7:40 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Budget Cuts Looming, Impact on State Workers Unclear

The state has trimmed about a tenth of its workforce over the last 10 years
Officials said last week they couldn't rule out state-worker layoffs as they work to close a $325 million general fund budget gap this year. But employee costs are a big chunk of the government spending officials must trim, according to a State Journal analysis of state spending records available online.
State of the State Address
7:46 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

State of the State Address on Tuesday

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Governor Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address Tuesday at the Capitol in Lansing. 

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Michigan Budget
8:38 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Lawmakers Prepare to Address Budget Shortfall

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) - Economists are predicting a revenue shortfall of about $330 million in the current state budget. They say the main reason is business tax credits that were claimed late last year. 

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Legislative Session Begins
8:36 am
Thu January 15, 2015

New Legislature Sworn In

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(Lansing-MPRN) The 98th session of the Michigan Legislature is underway. The Michigan Constitution sets the beginning of each two-year session as noon on the second Wednesday in January. 

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6:24 am
Thu January 15, 2015

State Budget Shortfall Projected

Outlook makes plans for tax cuts less likely
The state budget picture - already somewhat gloomy based on Senate Fiscal Agency revenue estimates issued in December - has worsened further, a spokesman for state Budget Director John Roberts said today. Kurt Weiss said the worsening net revenue projections come despite - and perversely, partly because of - an improving economy.

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