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State Revenue Estimates Revised Up by More Than Three Billion Dollars

May 20, 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 certain key […]

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Legislature Takes Significant Step on Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

May 06, 2022

This week, the House and Senate continued to work on the state budget for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year, which begins on October 1. Following debate, the chambers took floor votes on the various budgets providing funding to state departments, education, local governments, and the courts. Aspects within the Senate-passed budgets include: $2 […]

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State Budgets Continue to Move Forward

Apr 29, 2022

This week, a number of budgets were reported by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Following the latest movement, there remains many notable items of differences between the two chambers and the legislature and the administration. The key decision makers will continue to negotiate the items within the budgets in order to finalize them prior […]

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State Budget Director Presents Executive Budget Recommendations

Feb 09, 2022

Today, State Budget Director Chris Harkins presented Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning on October 1, 2022. The budget focuses on five areas: education, infrastructure, workforce and economic development, healthy families, and safe communities. The budget reflects several of the items she called for in the State of the State, […]

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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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New Budget Director Announced

Oct 01, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Chris Harkins as Michigan’s new budget director. He currently works as director of the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency, a role he’s held since his appointment by Senate Republicans in January 2019. Mr. Harkins is a well-known name around the Capital, having served several roles include with the House […]

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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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State Budget Deal Announced

Sep 17, 2021

Stakeholders announced this week that a deal had been reached to finalize the state budget prior to the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2021. Senate Appropriations Chairman Jim Stamas (R-Midland), House Appropriations Chairman Thomas Albert (R-Lowell), and State Budget Director Dave Massaron, jointly announced they’ve come to an agreement to ensure […]

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