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Last fall, Melissa Wriggelsworth said she spent some of her own paycheck to purchase binders for all 18 of her students.

Governor Rick Snyder and state lawmakers have an extra 315 (m) million dollars to work with as they finalize the new budget.


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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will have hundreds of millions of dollars more to budget than they expected at the turn of the year.

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The Michigan Legislature has approved a $57 billion budget package that includes what GOP leaders tout as the largest per-student spending increase in 17 years.  The state will crunch those numbers to prepare a final budget for Governor Snyder’s signature.  But Michigan teachers say the funding boost won’t soothe the crunch they’ve been feeling for years.

 


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The Michigan Senate has approved $56.6 billion budget plan that would provide the biggest increase in base aid for lower-funded school districts in a dozen years while slightly trimming a main fund that covers other state spending, largely due to a projected drop in public assistance caseloads.

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The East Lansing City Council will hear from the public about the ideas being considered to deal with a large budget shortfall tonight.


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Congress returns to work Tuesday after a month-long recess.  The mounting cost of Hurricane Harvey will undoubtedly be on lawmakers’ minds as they set to work on the 2018 federal budget.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) of Flint to talk about the task of crafting a national funding strategy.


 

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MSU is turning its parking lots into a valuable energy supply. 


“We Got It Done.” Governor Signs Budget

Jul 14, 2017
Rick Snyder
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Michigan has a budget. The governor signed the 2018 spending plan Friday in Grand Rapids.

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The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts.

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A Michigan panel has approved a $15 million cut to environmental cleanup spending as work continues to finalize the state budget.

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Republican lawmakers could approve a state budget without the agreement of Gov. Rick Snyder for the first time in his tenure after they reached an impasse over making newly hired school employees ineligible for a pension in retirement.

City of Lansing Approves $128 Million Budget

May 16, 2017
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The Lansing City Council approved Mayor Virg Bernero's 2018 budget. 


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House: Revenue unchanged overall, but down in general fund. 

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The city of Lansing continues to struggle under mounting debt obligations to its retirees.  Now, an outside review is shedding light on the numbers.


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