Michigan budget

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.
7:20 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Snyder wants increase in gas tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for road improvements

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Snyder says proposal would mean people who use the roads will pay more to fix them.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to increase road funding by $1.2 billion a year, and he wants motorists who use those roads to foot the bill. The governor, who on Thursday unveiled his fiscal year 2014 executive budget recommendation, is calling for a new road funding model that would essentially double taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel while significantly increasing registration fees for passenger vehicles and heavy trucks.
Early Childhood Education
9:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Upjohn Institute economist discusses proposed increase in funding early childhood education

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Credit The Associated Press

Governor Snyder has proposed investing $130-million in early childhood education over the next two years. 

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