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Webinar -- Examining Governor Snyder's Education Budget Recommendations, February 22, 2017

Jon Harrison

Webinar -- Examining Governor Snyder's Education Budget Recommendations

Join us for a webinar on February 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST.

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On Wednesday, February 8, Governor Snyder presented to the Michigan Legislature his budget recommendation for the upcoming fiscal year. The ball is now in the Legislature's court where spending plans for each department and state-supported program will be scrutinized and prioritized within the appropriations process.

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, February 22 from 10 am to 11 am to discuss the highlights of Governor Snyder's budget proposal, with a particular focus on the $16.3 billion education budget. Time will be available to take questions from webinar participants.

Against a backdrop of continued improving economic conditions and moderate state revenue growth, both the General and School Aid Fund budgets are projected to end FY2017 with surpluses. The surpluses provide the Governor with some flexibility in crafting his FY2018 budget recommendation. For both the General and School Aid Funds, the Governor's recommendation attempts to strike a balance between moderate state spending increases and savings/debt reduction, an approach he took with his FY2017 budget recommendation last year.

The education budget is complex, involves various changes, and contains a number of new proposals. The CRC webinar will highlight the Governor's plans to:

  • Fund K-12 education and what it means on per-pupil basis
  • Examine the major areas of proposed increases and reductions from current-year
  • Fund retirement obligations and effects on local schools districts' budgets
  • Finance higher education, and
  • Update on the state's efforts to address Detroit Public Schools' financial crises

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