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    Right To Work In Michigan

    Kyle Celebuski

      Throughout Michigan's history, the state has been renowned for the power and number of its unions. The most prominent unions in Michigan are the United Auto Workers and Michigan Education Association. Proponents claim that unions look out for workers, guaranteeing them rights and negotiating higher wages and better benefits ...

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    Taxes on Public Sector Pensions

    Kyle Celebuski

    As a candidate, Rick Snyder vowed to turn around Michigan's economy.  As governor, Snyder is attempting to accomplish that campaign promise with a series of tax changes. One of the significant policy shifts concerns taxes on public sector pension and retirement plans, which the governor believes will generate badly-needed revenue while ...

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    Michigan Lawmakers Work to Balance the B …

    Andrew Kuhlman

    As Oct. 1 quickly approaches, Michigan's Legislature is racing to try to balance the budget. Michigan faces a $302 million deficit and a projected $484 million shortfall. Additionally, Michigan has missed the budget deadline in the past two of three years. Last year, the deadline was extended one month to Oct. ...

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    Granholm Supports Taxes for Education Fu …

    Gennafer Musial

    In an attempt to save education funding from the throws of an unstable economy, Granholm supports extending taxes to cable services.

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    Budget Update- Veto Threatened as Six Bi …

    Patrick Heffner

    Governor Granholm today demanded that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop pass on 6 budget related bills today, which are currently being delayed in the Michigan Senate.  This latest row has heightened drama in the state, already running under a temporary budget approved right before the October 1st state ...

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    Legislators Struggle to Tie Budget's Loo …

    Gennafer Musial

    With the beginning of the fiscal year has come and gone in a flurry of activity, the budget has yet to be completed. The budget proposal passed by representatives to meet the October 1 deadline was vetoed in part by Governor Granholm, who stated, " I am determined to use whatever ...

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    Budget Debates- Corrections and Local Go …

    Patrick Heffner

    Over the weekend, conference committees set up by the state legislature returned further cuts designed to fill the 2.8 billion dollar shortfall in Michigan's budget.  Two major issues were the aid provided to local governments and the corrections budget.  Although together the proposed cuts only reduce the deficit some 180 million ...

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    Stimulus Money- A Short-Term Fix

    Patrick Heffner

    The debate over the budget has reached a fevor pitch recently, with lawmakers proposing different methods of covering the 2.8 billion dollar budget deficit.  However, there is one thing the House, Senate, and Governor all agree on- the use of ARRA federal stimulus money to patch up some of the hole.  ...

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    Conference Committee Approves Budget Mea …

    Patrick Heffner

    The House and Senate bi-partisan conference committee today approved sweeping cuts in state spending, pending votes on the bills in both the House and Senate. All together, the bills will cut between 1.2 and 1.7 million dollars from the current state budget, depending on whether House Democrats succeed in adding ...

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    Governor Granholm's Budget- By the Numbe …

    Patrick Heffner

    A lot has been made of Governor Granholm's budget proposal over the past month, with criticisms coming in from Republicans and Democrats within the legislature. The government, facing a 2.8 billion dollar budget deficit, is divided on how to make up the difference. With the October 1 ...

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    Revenue Estimating Conference Projects a …

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    Although the national recession may be drawing to a close, it may leave a permanent mark on Michigan through its prized auto industry. Members of the Revenue Estimating Conference downgraded the budget to $1.7 billion for the fiscal year 2010. sending the Granholm administration scrambling for another 8% to cut off ...

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    Budget Fallout Begins- Granholm Aims to …

    Patrick Heffner

    Reacting to the worstening budget shortfall projections for Michigan's fiscal year, now standing at 1.3 billion, Governor Granholm issued an executive order forcing 38,000 state employees to take six days of unpaid furlough leave in the upcoming year, and slashing over 41 million dollars in revenue sharing to local governments across ...

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    Federal Money Might Lead to a State Figh …

    Patrick Heffner

    A vote in the Michigan Senate Wednesday could have big consequences for the upcoming battle over the use of federal stimulus funding. The senate voted Wednesday to create a special committee to oversee the use of stimulus money.  The GOP claims the committee will ensure spending transparency for taxpayers.  Democrats, ...

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    Patrick Heffner

    As the FY2009 budget was unveiled, Michigan's residents reacted with dismay, noting yet another year where a large budget deficit will force cuts or tax increases for fiscal year 2009. Many residents assume Michigan's budget situation is unique, and worse off than most. ...

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    State of the State: Budget Proposals

    Patrick Heffner

    Governor Granholm gave her annual State of the State address yesterday (full text )  With the state unsure of its available funds, pending the contents of the federal stimulus bill, Granholm's speech lacked many specific budget cut targets.  However, here are some items of interest for the state budget: 1. Granholm ...

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    Federal Stimulus: Effects on State Budge …

    Patrick Heffner

    February 4, 2009 -- With the United States Senate set to take up debate on the President Barack Obama's proposed 900 billion dollar stimulus package, officials in Lansing will be closely watching the proceedings, hoping that federal money will allow lawmakers to avoid painful state budget cuts.

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    Senate Votes to Phase Out Michigan Busin …

    Marc Mckenna

    October 2, 2006 -- Senate Republicans unanimously voted to expedite abolishment of the Michigan business tax surcharge, instituted last December to balance the 2007-08 budget. Four Democrats (Senators Barcia, Clarke, Gleason, and Schauer) joined 22 Republicans voting yes, and sent SB 1242 to the Democrat-led House. The bill would ...

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    2008-09 K-12 School Aid Budget Signed by …

    Marc Mckenna

    Senate Bill (SB) 1107 was signed into law by Governor Granholm August 5, 2008. The $13.4 billion school aid budget is the largest in state history. Funding for certain kindergarten programs has been slashed for FY 2009-10 and beyond. Half-day kindergarten programs, as well as developmental kindergarten, or prekindergarten (a class intended to ...

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