Gov. Snyder Signs $53.2 Billion State Budget

Governor Rick Snyder has signed the state budget, appointing $53.2 billion for the next fiscal year.

The total budget is up 6% over the previous year with a $3 billion increase.

That added money is mostly federal dollars. It’s slated to help with Michigan’s new expansion of Medicaid eligibility.

The state has also anticipated higher tax collections because of an improved economy.

There is money set aside to train 100 new state police troopers and hire an additional 25 conservation officers.

The governor rejected the pedestrian crossing study and a high speed rail program within the bill.

The general budget includes a 7% boost in revenue-sharing payments to municipalities.