Government / Politics

Rick Snyder’s Budget Proposal- Excerpts


Excerpts from Governor Rick Snyder’s Budget Proposal

As provided by Michigan Government Budget Office.

http://www.michigan.gov/budget

Full documents as .pdfs are available online.  Exact links are below.

• The elimination of six trial court judgeships in the Judiciary budget.

• Employee concessions to be negotiated with represented employee organizations that result in savings of $180 million.

• The elimination of the Michigan Film Credit, to be replaced with a $25 million grant program recommended for appropriation in the Michigan Strategic Fund budget.

• The elimination of the dairy farm inspection program within the Department of Agriculture, with that responsibility assumed by industry field representatives certified by the department to ensure food safety and public health.

• A restructuring of Department of State Police field services, allowing for the strategic closure of police posts across the state and the consolidation of dispatch centers and forensic laboratories.

Source:  Michigan Government Budget Office.

http://www.michigan.gov/budget

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/budget/2_346003_7.pdf

Accessed: 11 March 2011


Governor’s Recommendation
Department of Education
($ in Thousands)

FY11                                                              FY12
Current Law                                          Recommendation

GF/GP          All Funds                        GF/GP          All Funds

$21,914.1        $126,959.9                    $18,644.2        $113,943.3

% Change from Previous Year -14.9%               -10.3%


•School support services are decreased by 8.4 percent to a total of $62.3 million ($4.4 million general fund) mostly due to technical adjustments. The department monitors the effectiveness of early childhood education, special education, and career and technical education programs.

•The Governor decreases funding for library services by 9.4 percent to a total of $13.7 million ($8.2 million general fund), which includes a $2.3 million cut in state aid to local libraries. Of the remaining funding, $950,000 general fund is set aside specifically to support the Michigan eLibrary.

• The fiscal year 2012 budget decreases funding to measure students’ academic achievement by 34.7 percent to a total of $11 million ($1.3 million general fund) mostly due to the removal of one-time  funding.

• The Governor proposes statutory amendments to the state education reforms enacted in December 2009. These changes result in savings of $1.9 million general fund. The department will continue to assist underperforming schools in increasing student achievement.

Source:  Michigan Government Budget Office.

http://www.michigan.gov/budget

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/budget/1_345974_7.pdf

Accessed: 11 March 2011

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