Governor Rick Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2011–12 State Budget Recommendation:
Charting a New Fiscal Future for Michigan

By Gary Olson, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultants

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder presented his fiscal year (FY) 2011–12 State budget recommendations to the Michigan legislature. The budget recommendation contained three major themes, which were emphasized in the governor’s budget presentation to a meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations and Tax Policy Committees:

  • State budget process reforms
  • Tax policy reforms
  • State spending cuts

This paper provides a discussion and analysis of these three major budget themes.

A copy of the full report is available below.