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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.