Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his budget for the 2015 fiscal year yesterday. Overall, the plan increases state gross spending by 2% over this year's budget, with increases in education and educator pensions, the rainy day fund, roads, and many more.
Current State talked with Michigan's Budget Director John Nixon about the budget process.
Nixon says that the economy is making a comeback and they have the surplus to invest in areas like higher education. From looking over the budget for several months, they believe they have come up with a very balanced approach.