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Snyder is proposing that Michigan’s K-12 public schools, universities and community colleges get funding increases of about 2 percent in the fiscal year that starts in October.
According to the Governor’s office, this is the second straight year of increases to Michigan public education funding. Snyder presented his budget to a joint session of the House and Senate appropriations committees this morning. Snyder is also calling for lawmakers to increase road funding by $1.2 billion dollars, he’s asking for a new state police trooper school, adding 107 troopers to the state’s police force, and hire nearly 800 new state corrections officers.
Proposals to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law are also part of Snyder’s budget. Lawmakers in both chambers will now take Snyder’s initial budget plan and negotiate some changes with a plan to finish the budget bills by this summer.
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