Michigan budget

7:28 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Snyder signs budget, says spending plan is "very solid"

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$9.4-billion general fund budget up 2.2% from last year
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a 2013-14 state budget that doesn't address two of his major priorities -- expanded Medicaid coverage and raising over $1 billion in extra revenues for repair and maintenance of state roads and bridges.
Michigan budget
9:24 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Michigan Senate approves budget for next fiscal year

State capitol file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

Interview with Tonya Schuitmaker


The Michigan Senate approved a budget on Wednesday for the state's next fiscal year. 

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11:58 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Michigan Senate gives final approval to budget without Medicaid expansion or major increase in road funding

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Budget was approved on mostly party-line vote. Two Republicans joined Democrats in voting "no."
LANSING - The Republican-led Michigan Senate has given final legislative approval to the main pieces of the state's budget plan for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. What's in the bill that will soon be headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration?
6:21 am
Thu May 30, 2013

$15.1-billion dollar education budget approved

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Spending plan includes increase in school aid budget, but Democrats say it doesn't make up for previous transfer to higher education
Lansing - Lawmakers gave final approval to $15.1 billion in spending on K-12 schools, community colleges and public universities in the 2013-14 fiscal year but will wait until next week to adopt the rest of a new roughly $49 billion state budget. That won't quite meet lawmakers' self-imposed June 1 deadline
9:04 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Legislature moves toward final budget plan

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Spending plans were approved on mostly party-line votes on Tuesday. Senate is expected to do same Wednesday
In quick fashion Tuesday morning, the state Legislature began wrapping up the 2013-14 budget Tuesday, moving the $50.9 billion budget the full House and Senate for final action. The budget includes many areas of compromise and disagreements and Democrats on conference committees considering the budgets either passed or voted against many of the fiscal plans.