Michigan tax revenue


(MPRN-Lansing) A lawsuit says Michigan is short-changing local governments $4 billion dollars a year. If it succeeds, it would blow a giant hole in the state budget and send legislators and state budget officials scrambling to find a fix. 

"Lansing — Michigan lawmakers may have more than $700 million in surplus tax revenue on their hands when they return to the Capitol next month after a four-week holiday break." (Detroit News)


A new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan asks if some state spending is being protected at the expense of being able to set budget priorities. 

New spending targets reflect revenue projections showing less money than originally expected for the state

Lawmakers will have to revise budgets adopted by each chamber