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House Pumps Money Into Opioid Care In DHHS
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to allocate $53.4 million toward opioid recovery and addiction care services, a move that comes amid criticism the state has been slow to spend money it received as part of a national opioid settlement.

House Judiciary Budget Rejects Statewide Case Management Funding
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A $4.6 million funding request for the state judiciary's Michigan-wide case management system, a priority for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, was not included in the House's version of the 2024-25 judiciary budget reported by an appropriations panel on Wednesday.

Senate Adds Charter School 'Transparency Database' To MDE Budget
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Senate Appropriations Department of Education Subcommittee added new funding for a charter school transparency database to its fiscal year 2024-25 budget recommendation for the Department of Education, among other changes.

Local Busing Gets Funding Increase From House MDOT Budget
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A boost in funds for local bus operations beyond Governor Gretchen Whitmer's recommendation was part of the Department of Transportation budget approved Wednesday by the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee .

Senate Adds $5M Study On Electric Vehicle Revenue To MDOT Budget
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Senate subcommittee road spending plan includes $5 million for a study into how the state can collect revenue from electric vehicles.

Dem Executive Committee Endorses Bolden, Thomas For Supreme Court
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Michigan Democratic Party Executive Committee on Wednesday officially endorsed incumbent Justice Kyra Harris Bolden and justice candidate Kimberly Thomas for seats on the bench in 2024, paving the way for the pair to be officially nominated for the ballot later this year.

House Budget Funds Revenue Sharing Trust; Declines Vehicle Rebate
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A House subcommittee budget proposal provides funding for a Revenue Sharing Trust Fund that would disburse sales tax revenue to counties, cities, villages and townships and did not fund a vehicle rebate called for by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

House Budget Increases Funding For Auditor; More Programs For AG
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Office of Auditor General would see a 5 percent increase over current year spending under a proposal moved forward by a House subcommittee on Tuesday that dropped a proposal from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to cut the agency's funding.

House Panel Splits From Gov On DTMB, Rainy Day Fund Deposit
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The House recommendation for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget declined several spending items proposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, with the overall general government budget moving without a deposit in the Budget Stabilization Fund.

House Adds $50M In Disaster Relief To State Police Budget
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A House subcommittee on Tuesday beefed up the Department of State Police budget with an additional $50 million for local governments to cover costs of natural events caused by climate change.

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