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Flood Named Budget Director As Harkins Heads To MSU
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jen Flood will take over as state budget director in November with Budget Director Chris Harkins leaving the administration, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.

UAW Calls For Strike Authorization Vote Against GM, Ford, Stellantis
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Members of the United Auto Workers will vote soon on whether to authorize union leaders to proceed with strikes against General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Stellantis after UAW President Shawn Fain criticized the "slow pace" of contract talks.

Harkins: Budget Strikes Spend/Save/Tax Cut Balance
Friday, July 21, 2023

The 2023-24 fiscal year budget spends down most of what was a $9 billion surplus, but still has the right mix of tax cuts, new spending and savings, Budget Director Chris Harkins said Friday.

Changes To Tax Policy Drive Decrease In Revenue Estimates
Friday, May 19, 2023

Although revenue estimates are down for the current and upcoming 2023-24 fiscal year, the decrease is largely due to tax policy changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year, State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said following Friday morning's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference.

Whitmer On Norfolk: Funding Isn't Company Specific
Thursday, February 23, 2023

SOUTHFIELD – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday defended a $750 million request to further bolster a Ford project in Marshall, of which would include $15 million for rail improvements around the site, currently handled by a controversial servicer.

Whitmer Budget Focuses Surplus Into K-12, Economic Development
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, no longer encumbered by a Republican majority in the Legislature preventing the use of what is now an unheard of $9 billion surplus, proposed a 2023-24 fiscal year budget Wednesday that pumps most of those billions into programs for which Democrats have long clamored for major investment.

Whitmer Recommends Dream Dem K-12 Budget
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

With Democrats in control of the Legislature and Executive Office for the first time in 40 years, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed a budget Wednesday for K-12 schools that seems to address every longtime major Democratic priority in public education and thrilled advocates for traditional public schools.

Whitmer To Propose 5% K-12 Per Pupil Boost; $200M To BSF
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will propose a 5 percent increase in the $9,150 per pupil state aid school districts receive for operations when she presents her budget recommendation for the 2023-24 fiscal year Wednesday to the Legislature, sources told Gongwer News Service.

Consensus Estimate: Revenue Again Up, Surplus Reaches $9B
Friday, January 13, 2023

Budget officials said Friday the state has an estimated $9.2 billion budget surplus headed into the new fiscal year, expressing optimism about Michigan's fiscal situation while acknowledging lawmakers need to be careful in their deliberations given that a mild recession may be on the horizon.

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