Michigan Legislative Consultants

Michigan Budget / Revenue Numbers Revised Up Over $3 Billion

Jan 14, 2022

Today, the directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies came together with State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks and State Budget Director Chris Harkins to reach a consensus for projected state revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. At the biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) the principals heard testimony from various economic experts on the various […]

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Governor Signs Key Legislative Initiatives

Dec 23, 2021

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed key pieces of legislation appropriating billions of dollars in federal funding. The first was a bipartisan supplemental, which provides: $150 million for COVID school testing $140 million for rental assistance $36.3 million to help communities tackle lead, fund water distribution, inspections, blood testing, and more $14.1 million for a […]

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Legislature Passes Nearly $1.5 Billion for Economic Development

Dec 17, 2021

During their final day of session for 2021, the House and Senate passed an economic development plan. One of the bills, introduced by Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), focuses on economic development and helping businesses in Michigan. The bill appropriates $1 billion to the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) Fund, $409 million to help businesses […]

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House Passes COVID-19 Funding

Dec 17, 2021

This week, the House passed legislation appropriating just over $1 billion in federal COVID relief dollars. The bill, introduced by Representative Julie Calley (R-Portland), is aimed at expanding early treatment capacity, ease worker shortages, and keeping schools open for in-person learning. Specifics within the bill include: $668 million for COVID testing; of which $150 million […]

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COVID-19 Supplemental Announced

Dec 10, 2021

A $1.2 billion supplemental budget plan, funded entirely by federal COVID relief dollars, was considered in the House Appropriations Committee this week. The proposal includes funding to expand early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system, and keeping schools open for in-person learning. Specifics within the appropriation include: $300 […]

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House and Senate Move Funding Proposals

Dec 03, 2021

This week, both the House and Senate passed plans appropriating federal funding. The Senate voted to approve $3.3 billion to preserve and protect the state’s water quality, infrastructure, and natural resources. The bill provides $1 billion to replace lead pipes, $700 million to upgrade local drinking water and wastewater facilities, $100 million in grants to […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs Budgets

Oct 01, 2021

On the campus of Lansing Community College, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the budgets for Fiscal Year 2022. When combined with the K-12 school aid budget signed earlier this year, the budgets total $70 billion. The newly signed budgets provide funding for the various departments, community colleges, and higher education. Due to Federal COVID relief funding, […]

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Governor Signs Supplemental Funding

Jul 30, 2021

Another round of COVID-19 dollars will make its way to residents after Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the latest appropriation of Federal relief funding. This week, the governor signed legislation appropriating $367.7 million in federal funding and $17 million in state funding, which is aimed at helping a variety of programs, including: $160 million to provide […]

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