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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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Governor Signs K-12 Budget

Jul 16, 2021

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the $17.1 billion budget appropriating funding for K-12 schools in Michigan. The budget marks the first time in state history that the gap between districts at the minimum and maximum foundation allowances has been eliminated. The $723 million within the budget to accomplish this will provide $8,700 in per […]

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Governor Signs $4.4 Billion Supplemental

Jul 09, 2021

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation distributing federal funding to support schools statewide. The appropriation distributes over $4 billion from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. The funds will be distributed to districts based on their Title 1, Part A allocation. The funds will help meet a range of needs arising from […]

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Legislature Finalizes K-12 Budget

Jul 02, 2021

Ahead of the July 1 deadline, the House and Senate voted to approve a budget appropriating funding to K-12 schools for the upcoming fiscal year. Notably, the $17 billion budget includes a per-pupil increase that raises the state minimum funding from $8,111 to $8,700, closing the gap between the highest and lowest funded school districts. […]

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House Passes Budgets for Upcoming Fiscal Years

Jun 25, 2021

In a rare evening session, last night the House passed bills providing appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning on October 1, 2021. While they passed funding for K-12 schools and the various state departments, executive office, and legislature, they didn’t pass funding for the state’s higher education institutions and community colleges. Under the House-passed […]

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Governor Signs Supplemental Appropriation

Jun 25, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation investing $2.2 billion in federal COVID relief funding to support those struggling with the effects of the pandemic. The new funding provides additional benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Additionally, funding is provided to help local governments continue providing essential services […]

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$4.3 Billion Supplemental Passed

Jun 18, 2021

A bill appropriating over $4 billion in federal funding was passed by the Senate this week. The majority of the available funds were part of federal American Rescue Plan dollars, sent to states to use with some discretion, in response to the ongoing pandemic and the impact on students. Funding within the plan includes: $3.3 […]

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Bill Passed Extending Budget Deadline

Jun 18, 2021

The Senate passed legislation introduced by Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland) changing the implementation date for the budget deadline. Two years ago, as part of the budget process, a July 1 deadline was enacted requiring the legislature to pass and present the budget to the governor by July 1, beginning in 2020. […]

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