State Budget

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Michigan’s new budget attempts to tackle the shortage of employees in the state’s prisons.

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Governor Rick Snyder gave his final budget proposal today to mixed reviews. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle found things they did and didn’t like in Snyder’s plan for state spending in the fiscal year that starts in October.

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The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple years.

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Plans to either cut taxes or overhaul the state’s teacher retirement system are being complicated by new revenue projections. They show less money than expected to balance the state’s main checking account.