Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal calls for more money for schools, universities, and local governments.
And, as The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports, the governor also called for an election year tax break.
A homestead property tax credit – that could be claimed against last year’s taxes – would target more than a million low- and middle-income families. The governor says that would send help to taxpayers that need it the most.
The governor says this proposal builds on tough choices made over the past few years.
“The investments are working that we’ve made over the past few years,” he says. “They’ve been strong investments, good investments, but let’s finish the job we’ve started.”
Governor Snyder asked for more money for local governments, for roads, healthcare, and law enforcement – as well as a large deposit in the state’s “rainy day” savings. Education would also be a big winner under this budget plan, with more money for schools, universities, community colleges, and early childhood learning.