Category: Budget

Budget Update As Spring Recess Begins

Michigan’s House and Senate said “no” recently to two tax increases proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder in his FY 2015-2016 state budget, and also made changes in some other key areas of the budget for business interests in northern Michigan. The legislature will not…

Hits and Misses in Snyder Budget

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his budget priorities for FY 2015-2016. The Governor presented a total budget of $54 billion, and announced projected revenues of $9.7 billion to the state’s general fund, and $12.3 billion in the School Aid Fund (SAF) for…

Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015 The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the…

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