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Equal funding between school districts to be big talking point in debate on education budget

Gov. Rick Snyder proposed an across the board increase of $ 75 per pupil for Michigan school districts in his budget, but the plan might face blowback from lawmakers in the Legislature. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan Senate approves another round of budget cuts

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan is closer to slicing $ 105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led Senate passed two bills that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue. A bill making cuts to various state departments was approved with a 26-11 vote Thursday, mostly along party lines. Another bill […]

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Duggan to present Detroit budget at 9:00 a.m.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his annual budget proposal to city council members. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Lawmakers continue to trim Community Health budget as part of overall state cuts

Jay Greene – The budget continues to tighten on the Michigan Department of Community Health and several other key state departments. As state legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder search for ways to close an estimated budget deficit that could be as high as $ 325 million this year, the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday cut […]

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Snyder’s proposed state budget cuts rural hospitals, graduate medical education funding

Jay Greene – Michigan hospital officials said they were surprised Wednesday that Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2016 budget calls for wholesale elimination of state funding for graduate medical education, and financial support for small and rural hospitals and obstetrical programs at rural hospitals. While the overall cut in the general budget totals $ 74 million, […]

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Snyder to propose $  54B budget, make cuts in current budget

Snyder to propose $54B budget, make cuts in current budget

Associated Press – LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder is set to propose a new $ 54 billion state budget while also announcing roughly $ 300 million in spending cuts in the current spending plan. The Republican governor on Wednesday will outline his budget plans to the Legislature. They include a big increase in spending on […]

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Snyder budget proposal includes 75% funding boost for skill trades training

Snyder budget proposal includes 75% funding boost for skill trades training

David Eggert, Associated Press – Gov. Rick Snyder will ask Michigan lawmakers for a 75 percent increase in funding for skilled trades training and career technical education in his budget proposal for the new fiscal year. Administration officials told The Associated Press on Monday that the spending plan to be unveiled Wednesday includes doubling a […]

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Budget cuts needed after Michigan shortfall pegged at $289M

David Eggert Associated Press – Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget director predicted “real” but as yet unspecified cuts to government services after economists agreed Friday that state revenue is $ 289 million short of projections in the current budget and $ 527 million below expectations for next year — largely because of large companies cashing in […]

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Orr projects $  100M surplus in 2015 Detroit budget; EM to resign

Orr projects $100M surplus in 2015 Detroit budget; EM to resign

Associated Press – The state-appointed emergency manager who helped take Detroit into bankruptcy said he sees a budget surplus not long after it emerges. Kevyn Orr told the city’s financial oversight board Friday that he projects a surplus of about $ 100 million by the end of next fiscal year, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press […]

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Detroit hires former New York City budget director as deputy mayor

Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday announced the appointment a deputy mayor to oversee the city’s economic policy, naming Carol O’Cleireacain, a former New York City budget director, to take on the new position as Detroit approaches a potential exit from bankruptcy. Full News here – Detroit News

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Performing arts program at risk with budget cuts

Action News has been reporting this week about big budget cuts coming for Detroit Public Schools.  Now, we are learning of one hitting especially deep.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Snyder rebuts Democrats who say he cut education budget by $1B

Lansing — The politically hot topic of public education funding in the governor’s race heated up further Tuesday when Gov. Rick Snyder struck back at Democratic critics who contend he’s cut public education by $ 1 billion. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Legislature OKs $800K for abortion alternatives in new budget

The Michigan Legislature has shown little interest in fixing roads, preventing unplanned pregnancy, or solving infant mortality. But it has approved hundreds of thousands of dollars to ‘promote childbirth,’ alternatives to abortion and abstinence. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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U-M Health System ends 2014 fiscal year with $17.3 million surplus; regents adopt $2.66B 2015 budget

The 2015 budget includes a 4.9 percent increase in payroll expenditures, a 5.4 percent increase in supply costs and a 2.5 percent reduction in non-salary spending. Full News here – Oakland Business

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House appropriations committee signs off on $36 billion state budget

Republicans in the state House of Representatives seem to have abandoned plans to use no-fault auto insurance reform as a means to fill a hole in the state’s Medicaid reimbursement budget. Full News here – freep

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