Michigan budget

6:13 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Medicaid expansion major stumbling block in passing Michigan budget

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Governor Rick Snyder backs expansion which is allowed under federal Affordable Care Act
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers have worked quickly on budget bills for next fiscal year, with one notable exception: The Senate has yet to consider the Department of Community Health budget, which leaves open the question of whether the state will accept and appropriate federal funds to expand Medicaid, as proposed by Gov.
6:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Michigan House Republicans want to shift film credit money to roads

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Senate Republicans have proposed $50-million and Governor Snyder $25-million for film incentives
Lansing - The Republican-controlled state House wants to eliminate tax incentives for making movies in Michigan so the money can be shifted to repairing roads. The House on Tuesday stripped $25 million in tax money it planned to set aside for the film industry as well as $25 million for economic development through the Strategic Fund, shifting it to road funding.
8:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

State House, Senate agree on education, hunting fees, not Medicaid

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Most budget bills passed along party lines in the Republican controlled House and Senate
LANSING - As the $50.9-billion state budget winds its way through the state Legislature, there are areas of agreement with Gov. Rick Snyder's spending plan and some big areas of contention. The House of Representatives approved the two omnibus budgets Wednesday: one covering all of the education-related fiscal plans, and the other dealing with the rest of the state government.
7:39 am
Wed April 10, 2013

House and Senate have different versions of Human Services budget

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House budget would cut more state employees from welfare system
LANSING -- The Department of Human Services budget was bounced, cut, restored and still up in the air after two hearings Tuesday in Lansing. Two vastly different versions were passed by the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees.
10:10 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Hunting fishing license fees could be increased in Michigan

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Governor Snyder's budget proposal calls for higher fees to generate $18-million.
Much has changed in Michigan since 1997: Gasoline prices have tripled, food prices increased more than 40 percent and health-care costs have skyrocketed. It seems that everything costs more today than it did 16 years ago - unless you hunt or fish in Michigan.