budget

Michigan Senate
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The Republican-led Michigan Senate has passed a $58 billion budget plan that is at odds with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal, primarily over road and education funding.

Michigan Capitol Building
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A school budget plan for the 2020 fiscal year is moving through the Michigan Senate. 

 


Satellite image of Great Lakes
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Governors of five states oppose President Donald Trump's call for a 90 percent spending cut for a Great Lakes cleanup program.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to significantly increase fuel taxes to fix the roads is paired with another politically difficult plan — overhauling how Michigan divvies up what would be $2.1 billion in net new revenue.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Democratic  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called Tuesday for nearly tripling Michigan’s per-gallon gas tax — and making the state home to the country’s highest fuel taxes — in order to improve aging roads that she warned would only get worse without a major influx of new spending.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a 45-cent increase in Michigan's gasoline and diesel taxes to fix the roads, phased in later this year and in 2020.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to spend billions more to fix the roads and boost a lagging education system.

classroom photo
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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.

WKAR-MSU

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


Capitol building
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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.

stack of money
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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.

 


Classroom
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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.

East Lansing voters photo
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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.


congressman and water bottles
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

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. 


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