More Money For Michigan Roads, Schools in '14 Budget

May 23, 2013

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“I think it’s important to note that jobs are up; unemployment is down; personal income is up; and that’s led to a healthier state budget. That’s why we’re seeing budget surpluses. People’s finances are getting better.”—Michigan Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger

Governor Rick Snyder and Republican leaders in the Legislature have a tentative agreement on next year’s budget. And thanks to some unexpected tax revenue--about $480 million--the budget includes more money for schools, roads, and savings. Public schools will get an extra $140 million dollars. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked State House Speaker Jase Bolger why there isn't more money for education funding, which WDET listeners identified as the top issue facing Michigan. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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