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State of Michigan budget in place, ready to begin new fiscal year on Oct. 1

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • September 24, 2020

LANSING, Mich., Sep 23, 2020 – The Michigan Legislature and the administration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have worked together to put a Fiscal Year 2021 budget in place that will soon become law.

It is a budget that funds shared priorities such as education, economic development, public health, public safety, and the environment.

Highlights of the budget for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula include funding to cover a shortfall in retirement funding for the Michigan Works! UPward Talent Agency and flooding disaster relief matching funds. Previous funding, which had been set aside for these issues, was vetoed twice by the governor because of COVID-19 and a disagreement on the administration’s proposal to raise the gas tax by 45 cents, according to Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen…