The Craig Fahle Show

Governor Snyder Wants More Money For K-12 and Higher Ed

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder wants a six percent increase in spending for Michigan's 15 public universities in the coming fiscal year. He also wants lawmakers to increase K-12 spending. Craig speaks with Michigan Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta about the governor's budget priorities in the coming fiscal year.

Snyder's budget proposal also calls for 100 additional Michigan State Police officers, 25 additional conservation officers, $2-million more for Pure Michigan tourism campaign, and $254-million more for transportation and roads. You can read more from Snyder's budget proposal here.

Snyder announced this week his campaign to seek a second term for governor of Michigan.

"This is absolutely an election year budget," says Pluta. "The message is, 'We've been working and these are the fruits of our labor, now give us another four years to continue to do this.'"

Democrats say Snyder's budget proposal doesn't make up for cuts to education funding over several years.