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Snyder’s proposed budget increases higher education funding

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Michigan’s fifteen public universities will see an increase in state funding in the next fiscal year if Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget passes.

The Governor’s proposed budget would increase funding for higher education by $36 million. That would bring total spending to $1.5 billion. Continue reading

Snyder signs law meant to prevent more cash-strapped schools from closing

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills into law meant to prevent financial emergencies in schools.

The state and intermediate schools districts now have more power to step in sooner when schools show signs of financial trouble. Continue reading

Democrats blast proposed state House budget for funding Senate office move

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The state House could approve its budget priorities as soon as this week.

Democrats held events on Monday to criticize one item that would fund a controversial deal allowing the state Senate to move its offices to an upscale building next to the Capitol in downtown Lansing.

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AARP to lawmakers: Use surplus to help seniors

It’s the billion-dollar question: what to do with the state’s budget surplus, and advocates for seniors say the answer is to ease the burden older Michiganders have been carrying since being hit with a series of tax hikes in 2011.

According to Lisa Dedden Cooper, manager of advocacy for ARRP Michigan, using the budget surplus to reverse some of that damage would have a ripple effect through the state’s economy.
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