Michigan Gov't Has $483M More Than Expected this Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers have hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected when working to finalize Michigan's next budget.

The Snyder administration and economists on Wednesday agreed the state will take in $483 million more in tax revenue than forecast four months ago.

The consensus revenue estimate is good news as legislators try to meet a June 1 goal of finalizing a spending plan for the next fiscal year.

Sticking points remain over Medicaid expansion and road funding. Snyder says some of the extra money should go to road maintenance if his proposed gasoline tax and license plate fee increases remain stalled in the Republican-led Legislature.
Democrats say more should be spent on education and tax increases on individuals should be repealed.

Watch News 10 tonight at 5pm & 6pm for more on where the extra money came from, and how lawmakers and public interest groups want the money spent.

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