By Gary S. Olson, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultants

Governor Rick Snyder presented his executive budget proposal for FY 2013 to the Michigan Legislature on February 9. Compared to his budget recommendations for FY 2012, these are much less dramatic. Nevertheless, the governor’s proposed FY13 budget will foster debate, as much for what it does not include as for what it does. There are no recommended changes in state tax policy, even while legislative debate about motor fuel taxes and personal property taxes continues. The governor’s proposal does weigh in on previous and anticipated surpluses. And it calls for modest spending increases in education, aid to local units of government, and numerous other state programs.

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  • Press release (2/​27/​2012)