Michigan budget

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.
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.