Stories tagged: "budget"


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Lowell Road Bridge in Clinton County.
10 Questions Michiganders Are Asking About Fixing the Damn Roads

Where is Gov. Whitmer on her promise to fix the roads, and how far did that marijuana tax revenue even go? We explain what everyone is wondering about Michigan’s biggest dilemma.

If you're worried that holiday shopping could break the bank, follow these tips to keep everyone on your shopping list—and your wallet—happy this holiday season.
Shopping Smart and Savoring the Season: Tips for Holiday Buying on a Budget in Michigan

Shopping for holiday gifts on a budget is always challenging, but there are plenty of practical ways to save money now that the season is here.

Michigan's 2021 budget offers more consideration for healthier moms and babies.
How Moms and Babies Are Front and Center in Michigan’s 2021 Budget

Maternal and infant mortality rates are high in the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allocating millions to understand the causes—and address them.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s 2021 Budget Is In. These Are the 10 Things You Need to Know.

More of Michigan’s professionals will get hazard pay this year. Plus, job training, a free tuition program, and widespread mental health services for residents.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., heir status amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume if masks are worn. She lifted some coronavirus restrictions Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states. The order, effective next Wednesday, allows for reopening fitness centers and indoor pools in remaining regions that hold 93% of Michigan's population.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Lawmakers, Governor Whitmer Agree on Budget With No K-12 Cuts

Just 17 days before the start of the next fiscal year, Michigan’s leaders decide on next year’s allocations.

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, speaks to reporters inside the Senate in Lansing, Mich. Shirkey is opposing legislation that would ease Michigan election clerks' ability to process an expected influx of absentee ballots, saying it would set a "dangerous precedent." Shirkey's stance — announced Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020,— makes it unlikely that the proposed change will be enacted before the November presidential election. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
Michiganders Should ‘Suffer Through’ Budget Crisis Says Lansing Republican

Michiganders need health care during the pandemic, greater access to resources, and safe educational options. But this lawmaker blames the budget deficit on life-saving efforts.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s Budget Is Better Than We Expected. Here’s Why

A combination of Gov. Whitmer’s leadership and good luck made it possible for the state’s budget to shape up far better than expected.