Michigan budget

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(MPRN-Lansing)  The state is hammering out its budget. And lawmakers are having a sharp disagreement with the governor’s office over one of Michigan’s biggest price tags – the corrections budget. Both sides agree rehabilitation and lowering recidivism is the way to go. But they can’t agree on how much money to spend this year. 


State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Big plans in Lansing for tax cuts or paying down debt could be complicated by new budget forecasts. The new numbers show there’s less money than expected for balancing the budget. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is heating up in Lansing over the state’s corrections budget. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget to leave room for priorities of Republican lawmakers. Some of the biggest reductions are in health and human services, and corrections. 

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Michigan League for Public Police President Gilda Jacobs says there are a number of encouraging things in Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget. She says probably the most important one is upholding funding for Healthy Michigan Plan, which expands Medicaid


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