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.