State Budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to a budget framework, saying there will be no cuts to K-12 schools or municipalities despite the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on tax revenues.The deal announced Monday came 17 days before the start of the fiscal year. Few specifics were released, including whether spending will be reduced in some areas. The chairs of legislative budget subcommittee will now take their spending “target” levels and work to iron out bills. Legislators will take final votes next week.


U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) says he’ll be “disappointed” if the federal government provides any financial support for state and local government budgets in future COVID-19 relief packages.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

The October First deadline to pass a state budget and avoid a partial government shutdown is fast approaching in Michigan.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about Republican attempts to scale back funding for Michigan’s new redistricting commission.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

Michigan lawmakers are back to work after their summer break. The clock is ticking to get a state budget done before the new fiscal year starts in October.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about what happens if it doesn’t get done.