EL budget aims more spending at roads

Apr 15, 2014
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East Lansing officials are working on the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year. The $32.7 million spending plan features a small millage rate cut for 2015. There will be meetings and public forums on the budget over the next few weeks.

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After close to 10 years in office, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero enjoyed a first last night:  The chance to submit a city budget plan with a surplus. Despite being slightly in the black for fiscal year 2015, Bernero describes his $18 million spending plan as conservative and cautious.


In his recent State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state legislature to join 20 other states already prodding the federal government to enact a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.


Current State's discussion on a proposed Balanced Budget Amendment continued with MSU economist Charley Ballard.

Governor Rick Snyder signed the new state budget Thursday.