© 2022 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

Where things stand on completing Michigan's budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are tackling some hefty issues like fuel taxes, Detroit's bankruptcy and the minimum wage in the last weeks before their summer break.

They're also trying to finalize Michigan's next spending plan.

Revised revenue estimates show there's less to spend than anticipated when Snyder proposed his budget. There could be smaller funding hikes than planned for public universities, state agencies and local governments.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Edit | Remove

One key budget issue for Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature is raising more money to bring roads and bridges up to par. Legislators also don't want to fund a new standardized test next school year, while the state Education Department counters it's too late to change direction.

Another sticking point is how much to reduce the funding gap between higher- and lower-funded school districts.

Revised revenue estimates show there's less to spend than anticipated when Snyder proposed his budget. There could be smaller funding hikes than planned for public universities, state agencies and local governments.

Related Content