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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder called in to The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to discuss his state budget proposal.
Snyder rolled out his budget proposal in Lansing yesterday.
The Governor talked about highlights of his proposal including a call for Michigan’s K-12 public schools, universities and community colleges to get funding increases of about 2 percent in the fiscal year that starts in October.
Snyder is also calling for lawmakers to increase road funding by one point two billion dollars, he’s asking for a new state police trooper school, adding 107 troopers to the state’s police force, and hire new state corrections officers.
Proposals to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law are also part of Snyder’s budget.