Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday. The $50 billion spending plan calls for increases in education funding, as well as in health, public safety and other areas. The administration also wants to hike gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to help pay for more than a billion dollars in road and infrastructure repairs.
Current State discusses the plan with its lead author, State Budget Director John Nixon. Sam Singh, the only mid-Michigan representative on the House Appropriations Committee, also offers his assessment of the proposal.