Next year, the state budget can be defined by what it doesn't include
Michigan almost has a final budget for the next fiscal year, at almost $50 billion dollars.
Lawmakers and Governor Snyder's tentative deadline for completion was June 1, which they didn't quite make, but the budget should be finished this week.
Chad Livengood, a Lansing reporter for the Detroit News, and Chris Gautz, a Capitol Correspondent for Crain's Detroit Business spoke with Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty about what we can look for in the budget.
"There's not a lot of big, huge things in it. The governor didn't get everything he wanted -- he didn't get the $1.2 billion more for roads and didn't get authorization to add more to a Medicare expansion," Livengood said.
Gautz and Livengood identified specific funding changes in the budget, including a huge boost in early childhood education funding.
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