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:
Parts of the budgets as passed by the House include:
The budgets will now head to conference committees where bicameral, bipartisan groups will negotiate the differences and develop budgets that both chambers can pass. The biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference is scheduled for Friday, May 20, where updated revenue projections will be agreed upon. The legislature will use those figures to finalize the numbers within the budgets, in order to pass the budgets and send to Governor Whitmer for her consideration.
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