Michigan Report for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Senate Report
House Report

Wrap Appears Near For Film Incentive

Most of the $25 million that would be allocated in the 2015-16 fiscal year for the state's film incentive program would go not toward incentives to convince producers to film their movies or television programs in Michigan but instead cover the debt the state's retirement system guaranteed on a Pontiac studio that failed and was unable to pay what was owed.

Initially, the word that the state would spend $25 million on the program - halfway between the $50 million Governor Rick Snyder recommended and the Senate passed and the complete defunding of the program passed by the House - seemed a simple numbers game of meeting in the middle. But $19.1 million of the money would instead go toward covering the debt for the Raleigh studio, leaving just $5.9 million for the actual film incentives - and all of the money was labeled as one-time.

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Cost Of K-12 Study Funded In DTMB Budget

The state will spend $500,000 to study what per pupil resources would be sufficient to ensure all pupils can attain proficiency in the state's required curriculum under the Department of Technology, Management and Budget spending plan approved for the 2015-16 fiscal year Tuesday.

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Business Incentives Slashed, Pure Michigan Boosted In TED Budget

Republican lawmakers had put a big target on the budget of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and the budget heading toward final approval would cut the state's business attraction programs by 10.8 percent in the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year.

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  • Maxey Closing Met With Democratic Opposition
  • Revenue Sharing Holds At Current Levels; Reform Eyed
  • Some Variation In U. Budget Increases
  • $6M For Community College Part-Time Student Grants Scrapped
  • Special Grant In DNR Budget Draws Controversy
  • Transportation Budget Requires Report On Leased Rail Cars
  • Child Development Sees Changes In Education Conference Report
  • Truancy Bill, Fee Changes Bill Sent To Snyder
  • MEDC, Local Economic Development Groups Testify On House Roads Plan
  • Asset Forfeiture Bills Clear House Committee
  • Additional Hunting, Testing Expected With CWD Finding
 
  • Corrections Budget Keeps Flip The Script Program
  • Canvassers Approve Prevailing Wage Petition
  • Senate Judiciary Prohibits Divorce Proceeding Solicitations
  • Conference Committee Approves LARA Budget Without Liquor Fee Increase
  • House Panel OKs Forested Land Tax Exemption
  • DEQ Budget Sticks With Fee Sunset Eliminations
  • MIS Funding For Traffic Named Ongoing Appropriation
  • House Approves Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous
  • Rally Seeks Pipeline Closure
  • Report: Michigan Relatively Advanced On Women's Economic Progress
  • Capital Notebook
  • Supplemental Notice Of Legislative Committees

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