Michigan budget


(MPRN-Lansing) There’s less money than expected for Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to put together the next state budget. There’s also a shortfall in the current fiscal year.


Two prisons would close under a plan adopted Thursday by a state Senate budget subcommittee. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


(MPRN-Lansing) A panel of state budget experts anticipates a 300 million dollar windfall left over from the last fiscal year. 

"LANSING — The Flint water crisis will have an impact on both the current state budget and the 2017 budget that Gov. Rick Snyder will present to lawmakers on Feb. 10, but just how much and for how long still is unknown, state Budget Director John Roberts said Wednesday." (Detroit Free Press)