Michigan budget


(Lansing-MPRN) State lawmakers have approved diverting surplus school aid revenues to help close a $400 million dollar budget hole. The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. 


State Representative Aaron Miller says he can support a tax increase as part of a comprehensive package for road funding. But he says lawmakers and the Snyder administration can do better than the plan which includes an increase in the state sales tax. 

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The state’s top budget official says he would support limiting the amount of money a business could claim in tax credits each year. 

State officials have said business tax credits have helped create budget shortfall this year


There are more than $9-billion in un-cashed Michigan business tax credits outstanding and waiting to play havoc with future state budgets.