State Budget

Gretchen Whitmer Being Interviewed
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she needs to have budget bills that include new money for roads on her desk by this time next month. But serious negotiations with the Legislature’s Republican leaders have not begun. 


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Michigan schools will finalize their budgets Monday but without knowing how much money they’ll have to work with.


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Flickr - Keith Cooper

A $28.8 million spending bill nearing legislative approval would allocate funding to combat lead in Michigan drinking water systems and investigate sexual assaults by clergy.

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A spending plan for the Michigan Department of Corrections passed out of a state House committee. It would redirect millions of dollars that previous budgets had allocated for certain projects – like prison maintenance – to other priorities.


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UPDATED Friday at 6:30 p.m.: An international trade war could reduce how much money Michigan has to spend on roads, schools, and health care. That’s the word from economists who testified Friday before a state budget panel.


Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
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Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week.


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A long-term plan to fix Michigan’s roads might not be part of the state budget this year.

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Michigan would close a prison to save $19 million in the next fiscal year under a budget agreement struck by lawmakers.