Budget & Tax Archives

2013

Blog: No Head Start for Jacob May 2013

How Sequestration Will Impact Michigan Update – April 2013

Blog: Murray budget is right treatment for deficit ills April 2013

Statement: Kudos to Stabenow March 2013

Blog: New Ryan budget same as old, only worse March 2013

Blog: Sequestration is here. What now? March 2013

Blog: Fiscal cliff in sight again Feb. 2013

Blog: Senate Democrats announce a new fiscal cliff bill Feb. 2013

Blog: Fiscal cliff bill: The good, the bad, the seriously ugly Jan. 2013

2012

Replacing Revenue Key to Successful PPT Overhaul December 2012

Testimony on Personal Property Tax December 2012

Detroit News Commentary: Low taxes not the road to prosperity November 2012

Fact Sheet: Bush Tax Cuts: White House vs. Republican Proposals November 2012

Got Skin in the Game? September 2012

Press conference Two-Thirds Minority Rule Petitions Illegal Aug. 2012

Video Defend Michigan Democracy files challenge Aug. 2012

Supermajority Proposal: A Super-Bad Idea for Michigan July 2012

It’s only a tax break if you forget about last year’s tax shift June 2012

Replacing Revenue Key to Successful Personal Property Tax Overhaul April 2012

Fact Sheet: Michigan’s Business Tax on Personal Property April 2012

Earmarking Sales Tax for Road is Flawed Tax Policy April 2012

Tax Changes Hit Low-Income Families the Hardest Feb. 2012 Executive summary

Fact Sheet: Who pays for the Business Tax Cut? You do. Feb. 2012

Bush Tax Cuts: White House vs. Republican Proposals Nov. 2012

Michigan at the Fiscal Cliff: Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote? Sept. 21, 2012 Webinar Webinar recording | Slides

What are the impact of the Ryan cuts on Michigan? Aug. 2012

How Would Michigan Fare Under a Ryan Budget? Aug. 2012

Helping the People of Michigan During Tight Budget Times July 2012

Michigan’s children and families: How have they fared in FY 13?s budget and policy debates? Sept. 2012

FY 2013 Budget analysis: Missed opportunities Aug. 2012

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Community Health April 2012

Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health March 2012

Testimony on Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education March 2012

Testimony on Performance-Based Funding for Community Colleges March 2012

Executive Budget FY 2013: Second Verse Same as the First March 2012

How the budget can create economic opportunity March 2012 Press release

Corrections Budget: A Failure to Plan for the Future Feb. 2012 Executive summary

Michigan children and families: How they fare in the FY12 budget Jan. 2012

2011

The Big Tax Shift Oct. 2011

Letter to Michigan Congressional delegation on Balanced Budget Amendment July 2011

Senate-Passed Plan Preserves the Spirit of the EITC May 2011 (More information at www.saveoureitc.com)

Proposed tax plan hits poor people 10 times harder March 2011

The Michigan EITC and Taxes Paid by Working Families February 2011

Executive Budget Cuts Will Hurt Families April 2011

FY 2012 Budget: Quick Draw Budget Misses Mark September 2011

Executive Budget Cuts Will Hurt Families April 2011

Good for Business: Rolling out the Welcome Mat in Michigan February 2011 Executive Summary

States Continue to Feel Recession’s Impact January 2011

Real People, Real Facts, Real Fallout Oct. 2011

 2010

Michigan’s economy continues to cause pain: Communities of color take a harder hit December 2010

Benefit of the Michigan EITC for various income levels (2010 income table)

Fact sheet: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? October 2010

Fact Sheet: Recovery Act Tax Credits for Families August 2010

Letter to Michigan’s Congressional delegation urging fair tax policy June 2010

Silent and Stealthy: Michigan Gives Away $35 Billion a Year April 2010

From Poodle Cuts to Pedicures: Why We Need a Sales Tax on Services February 2010

The Budget is Balanced; the Crisis Remains October 2010

Fact sheet: Michigan immigration September 2010

First Budget to Cross the Finish Line September 2010

FY 20122 Executive Budget: Plan Fails to Restore FY 10 Cuts, Chops More from Vital Programs  March 2010

FY 2010: Michigan children and families March 2010

Budget Challenges Call for a Balanced Approach February 2010

Billions in Federal Recovery Funds Rescue Medicaid Through Increased Federal Medicaid Participation Rates January 2010

 

2009

Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit: Year One September 2009

Congress needs to focus on those struggling in Michigan’s difficult economy. The League has joined the Center for Civil Justice in creating fact sheets on pressing issues before Congress.


Legislative Bulletin — December 2009 Michigan’s FY2010 Budget: Lacking Vision and Sound Public Policy read more>>


Legislative Bulletin — October 2009 Bills signed into law and resolutions adopted read more>>


Tax will improve Medicaid payments to doctors; bring in $822 million in new federal dollars House bill 5386 creates a physician provider tax, also known as the Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment Program (QAAP), designed to provide revenues to the state that can be used to match feeral health care dollars and preserve and enhance critical health care services in Michigan. read more>>


Budget déjà vu: Another continuation budget October 1 has come and gone and Michigan is still without a state budget for fiscal year 2010. read more>>


Sept. 23 letter to lawmakers urging a balanced approach In voting on a very difficult budget, please keep in mind the 143,000 children in Michigan who depend on the Family Independence Program to meet their most basic needs. read more>>


Clock Is Ticking to Resolve Budget Deficits: It’s Time for a Long-Term Solution Once again, Michigan finds itself with less than a month left in the fiscal year and no budget in place for the next fiscal year which begins Oct. 1. read more>>


Testimony before the Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency As you look for efficiencies in state government, we would encourage you to carefully consider the long range impacts of your recommendations, understanding that cuts and reductions do not necessarily result in efficiencies or long term savings to the state. August 12, 2009 Read more>>


The Price of “Shared Pain” Too Costly The Michigan League for Human Services joined the Michigan Catholic Conference and 25 other human service advocacy groups in opposing cuts to the safety net. A press release was held at the Capitol Aug. 5 after a letter was sent to the governor and lawmakers protesting cuts and proposed cuts Read the letter here>> Read the press release here>>


Common-sense budget solution offered by coalition: Groups urge policymakers to close tax loopholes A coalition of more than 40 organizations called upon policymakers to close tax loopholes, generating an estimated $400 million in revenue that could help avoid further cuts to services. In the face of alarming revenue shortfalls projected for next year, the Michigan League for Human Services supports this reasonable approach. UPDATED July 30, 2009. Read press release here>>


Legislative Bulletin Budget – July 2009 Read more>>


Revenue Forecast: Restore Revenues or Cut Programs The directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies, together with State Treasurer Robert Kleine, convened the Consensus Revenue Forecast Conference on May 15 to discuss Michigan’s rapidly deteriorating fiscal outlook. Read more>>


Common-sense budget solution offered by coalition: Groups urge policymakers to close tax loopholes Today, a coalition of more than 30 organizations called upon policymakers to close tax loopholes, generating an estimated $400 million in revenue that could help avoid further cuts to services. In the face of alarming revenue shortfalls projected for next year, the Michigan League for Human Services supports this reasonable approach. May 14, 2009. Read press release here>>

Legislative Bulletin – May 2009 Status of bills updated through April 30, 2009. Read more>>


Safety Net Programs Take Biggest Hit in Executive Order Cuts On May 5, 2009, Governor Granholm issued an Executive Order, which makes cuts to the state’s current budget. click here>>


It’s Time for the Flat Tax to Go For many years, Michigan has attempted to balance the state budget with one-time fixes, and budget cuts, which are limiting public safety, road repairs and other vital services. click here>>


FY2010 State Budget Update The FY2010 Executive Budget, released in February just days before passage of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), included very little stimulus funding in part because the bill had not been passed, and in part because the governor indicated she did not want to use stimulus funding for ongoing programs. click here>>


The Michigan League for Human Services today joined with 15 other organizations to urge lawmakers to stop consideration of piecemeal tax policy at a time the state is experiencing serious revenue losses. To read the letter to lawmakers. click here>>


Legislative Bulletin – March 2009 Federal Stimulus Money Could Help Neutralize Proposed Cuts read more>>


Fact Sheet: Michigan’s New Earned Income Tax Credit On September 22, 2006, Governor Granholm signed into law a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for Michigan. This new tax credit, passed with bipartisan support, will help working families keep more of their paycheck. – Updated Aug 2009 Click here for fact sheet.


Common-sense budget solution offered by coalition: Groups urge policymakers to close tax loopholes A coalition of more than 40 organizations called upon policymakers to close tax loopholes, generating an estimated $400 million in revenue that could help avoid further cuts to services. In the face of alarming revenue shortfalls projected for next year, the Michigan League for Human Services supports this reasonable approach. UPDATED July 30, 2009. Read press release here>>


The Michigan League for Human Services today joined with 15 other organizations to urge lawmakers to stop consideration of piecemeal tax policy at a time the state is experiencing serious revenue losses. To read the letter to lawmakers. click here>>


Public Services Provide Quality of Life for Everyday Michigan Citizens Each day in homes across Michigan, the state’s residents wake to a routine that depends upon the utilization of important public services. While many people do not identify themselves as depending upon public services, the fact is that the vast majority of us rely on a range of services in order to live our lives. read more>>– Updated Feb 2009

 


Legislative Bulletin – Feb 2009 It includes the final public acts signed by the Governor for the 2007-2008 legislative session, as well as appointments. read more>>


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Balm for Michigan’s Economic Pain Michigan will soon be the recipient of at least $15 billion from the recently passed federal stimulus package. read more>> – Revised March 12, 2009.


Michigan League for Human Services statement opposing SB 69 The Michigan League for Human Services is very alarmed that the Senate Finance Committee would be considering SB 69, a bill that if enacted, would reduce revenues by $250 million a year. read more>> — Feb 2009


Public Services Provide Quality of Life for Everyday Michigan Citizens Each day in homes across Michigan, the state’s residents wake to a routine that depends upon the utilization of important public services. While many people do not identify themselves as depending upon public services, the fact is that the vast majority of us rely on a range of services in order to live our lives. read more>> — Updated Feb 2009


Keeping the Lights on in Michigan: How a Federal Stimulus Package and Smart State Choices Will Help Recessions create tenuous times for states. As revenues are declining, demand for safety net programs is increasing, creating difficult budget tensions between balancing needs with available revenues. read more>> Jan 2009


Tax Avalanche Awaits Michigan Residents Under “Fair Tax” Proposal  ANALYSIS >> FACT SHEET>> TALKING POINTS>> April 08


Governor Proposes Tax Increases and Program Cuts to address growing deficits; new revenues will fund investments in the state’s workforce and educational systems. For the Executive Order outlining current year spending cuts Click here


The Michigan League for Human Services and two dozen prominent groups and individuals today asked lawmakers to invest in Michigan’s future and keep the Michigan Business Tax surcharge unless replacement revenue can be found. read more>> Nov 13, 2008


Legislative Bulletin – Oct 2008 Status of legislative bills updated through September 11, 2008 read more>>


Legislative Bulletin Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Executive Budget Proposal and Legislative Action to Date — Aug 2008 read more>>


Federal Stimulus Package Projected to Cost Michigan $127 Million in Lost Revenue: Tax Code in Other Midwest States Avoids Revenue Losses Due to Bonus Depreciation On May 16th the directors of the Michigan House and Senate Fiscal Agencies together with State Treasurer Bob Kleine, convened the semi-annual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference to determine estimated state revenues for FY2008 and FY2009. read more>> June 2008


Rewarding Work and Helping Families: Why a State Earned Income Credit Makes Sense for Michigan–Revised July 29, 2005


A Sales Tax for a Modern Economy: Expanding Michigan’s Sales Tax to Services (revised-February 2005)


In a letter to Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sharon Parks, interim president and CEO, urges the governor to continue her support for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which will help low-income Michigan families. Delaying the credit has been mentioned as a possible solution to budget shortfalls. The League offers two alternatives: close tax loopholes or decouple Michigan from accelerated federal business depreciation regulations that were passed as part of the economic stimulus package. read more>> May 2008


Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Executive Budget Proposal and Legislative Action to Date read more>> April 2008


Legislative Bulletin Status of Legislative Bills updated through March 14, 2008 read more >>


Legislative Bulletin Status of Legislative Bills updated through Nov. 30, 2007 read more >>
Fiscal Year 2008 State Budget Update. read more >> — Dec. 2007


Agreement Reached on Single Business Tax Replacement As the legislature prepared to begin a one week Fourth of July recess, final agreement was reached on the specifics of the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), a re-write of the tax code intended to fully replace the $1.9 billion in revenues currently linked to existing business property taxes and the soon-to-expire Single Business Tax (SBT). — July 2007 Click here for more information.


State Budget Update: Deficits Not Fully Resolved The Legislature has approved the sale of Tobacco Settlement Bonds and Withdrawals from other Restricted Revenues to Close the FY2007 Budget Deficits; the FY2008 Budget and Single Business Tax Replacement Negotiations Continue. Click here for more information. — June 07


Michigan’s Ongoing Fiscal Crisis: Falling Tax Rates Drive Ballooning Deficits As lawmakers consider various options for addressing a dramatically worsening state fiscal outlook, a review of revenue trends reveals a clear link between tax policy decisions and ongoing state budget deficits. — Updated Apr 07 For report click here


Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Executive Budget and Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Executive Order Released On February 7th Governor Granholm released her proposed FY2008 Executive Budget together with an Executive Order recommendation for FY2007 in response to a significant budget deficit in the current fiscal year. Noting that inflation adjusted General Fund revenues had declined by over $3.2 billion dollars (38%) since FY2000 due in large measure to tax cuts adopted during the Engler administration, Governor Granholm’s Executive Budget and Executive Order proposals revealed her plans to resolve deficits in excess of $3 billion over the next 18 months. click here. — Mar 07


Michigan’s Fiscal Crisis (Updated periodically) — March 08. For the PowerPoint presentation click here.


Governor Granholm Issues FY2008 Executive Budget Proposal: Program Cuts, Tax Increases and Operational Reforms Recommended — Feb 07 For report click here


President’s 2008 Budget Reflects Wrong Priorities for Michigan and the Country On February 5, 2007, President Bush released his $2.9 trillion proposed budget for federal fiscal year 2008. This budget, which calls for sizeable reductions in domestic discretionary spending, would weaken a broad range of government services important to Michigan residents, particularly those who are poor and low-income. Some programs that help large numbers of low-income Michigan residents would be eliminated entirely, while others would be cut deeply over the next five years. — Feb 07 For report click hereFor press release click here


Decoupling From the Federal Estate Tax Phase-out In June 2001, just as Michigan was experiencing its first revenue decline in eight years due to a slowing economy and large multi-year Personal Income and Single Business Tax reductions, Congress adopted and the President signed legislation designed to reduce federal estate taxes over time with full repeal scheduled for calendar year 2010. Click here — Revised Feb 2007


“A Public Sector for the Public Good” Matt Ferguson interviews DEMOS Senior Program Director, Michael Lipsky, on occasion of his presentation to the annual meeting of the Michigan League for Human Services where he addressed “A Public Sector for the Public Good.” In this interview Lipsky discusses the importance of recognizing the value of what government is and does for citizens. He speaks of why it is important to raise public awareness that government is critical to solving major critical social problems. Lipsky interview


Why the Public Must Understand the Role of Government The Michigan League For Human Services’ Public Policy Forum and Annual Meeting on December 7, 2006 featured a discussion titled, A Public Sector for the Public Good: Engaging Citizens in a Shared Vision. Michael Lipsky, Senior Program Director with DEMOS’ Center for the Public Sector was the forum speaker. DEMOS is a public policy and research organization based in New York. Click here for an interview with Michael Lipsky, in which he discusses the importance of recognizing the value of what government is and does for citizens, and why it is important to raise public awareness that government is critical to solving major critical social problems. — Jan 07


FY2007 State of Michigan Budget Update During the last week of July the House and Senate approved all of the FY2007 department budgets with the exception of Capitol Outlay, and forwarded them to the Governor for her consideration. In early August the Governor signed the submitted FY2007 budget bills into law with only a few minor line-item vetoes. – Aug 06 Click here for report.


House and Senate Complete FY2007 Budget Bills Both the House and Senate have completed work on the FY2007 Appropriations Bills for all State Departments, Higher Education, and School Aid albeit on different tracks. – May 06 Full report.


Bills Signed Into Law & Resolutions Adopted (status of bills updated through January 3, 2006) – Jan 06 Full report.


Update on the State Fiscal Crisis As the state’s fiscal problems continue, the League has updated an earlier powerpoint presentation, which discusses actions taken to date to address the state’s structural deficit, future pressures on the budget and solutions for ensuring adequate revenues in the future. – October 05 Full report.


After Prolonged Debate, FY2006 Budget Adopted With Few Significant Cuts to Human Services Programs. Michigan’s Ongoing Structural Deficit, However, Remains Unresolved. On September 9th, just three weeks prior to the start of the new fiscal year, the Governor and Legislative leadership reached a target agreement for the FY2006 budget that resolved an estimated $770 million shortfall by recognizing over $430 million in additional revenues and approximately $340 million in program reductions. – October 05 Full report.


House and Senate Reject Governor’s Revenue Options, Choosing Instead to Adopt Significant Human Services Program Reductions for FY2006 Choosing to reject the revenue component of the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal to address an estimated FY2006 budget deficit of $773 million through a combination of program cuts (50%) and revenue enhancements (50%), the House and Senate adopted alternative plans with a common theme, significant additional cuts in Human Services programs. – June05 Click here for the report.


Press Statement on FY2005-2006 Budget Proposals Proposals emerging from the legislature to balance the FY2005-2006 state budget represent a sweeping assault on Michigan’s low-income families and individuals and, if adopted, would place tens of thousands of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents at significant risk. – June05 Click to read the full press statement.


Michigan’s Weak Link: Unemployment, the Skills Gap, and the Declining Support for Adult Education Far too many Michigan workers lack the skills needed by employers. Businesses expect to face a shortage of skilled workers while many workers remain unemployed or in low-wage jobs that do not pay enough to meet their expenses. Adult education, when properly supported by state policy and funding, can help to close this skills gap by preparing low-skill workers for better-wage jobs. This new analysis by the Michigan League for Human Services shows how recent funding reductions have caused a drop in adult education enrollment and completion by the workers who could most benefit. It also discusses elements of state policy that create additional barriers for some low-income individuals who wish to enroll in adult basic education. April05 Full report.


Michigan’s Ongoing Fiscal Crisis: After Five Consecutive Years of Mounting Deficits, A Long Range Forecast Indicates Shortfalls Will Continue and Potentially Worsen May 05 Click here for a copy of the full report.


Michigan’s Structural Budget Deficit: A Brief History and Troubling Future


A Sales Tax for a Modern Economy: Expanding Michigan’s Sales Tax to Services (revised-Feb. 2005


Tax Cuts and Vanishing Revenue: Going, Going, Gone


Sign On Letter Urging Revenues Rather than Spending CutsYesterday a letter signed by over 70 organizations across the state was delivered to Governor Granholm and all members of the Michigan legislature. The letters call on the Governor and the legislature to give serious consideration to revenue solutions to the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis rather than reduce state programs and services further. The letters were also shared with members of the Capitol Press Corps. The League prepared the letter and helped to facilitate the gathering of signatures.


Op-Ed Commentary on the Budget Crisis The League was once again asked to submit a commentary to the Detroit News about the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis. The article ran as part of a pro-con commentary and appeared on Sunday January 25, 2004. For the full discussion in The Detroit News —- Link broken


Op-Ed Commentary on the Budget Crisis This commentary written by Sharon Parks, Director of the League’s Michigan Budget and Tax Policy Project, appeared in The Detroit News on Sunday, October 26, 2003 and was part of a pro/con feature on how to resolve the state’s fiscal crisis. For the full discussion in The Detroit News —-Link broken


Michigan’s Fiscal Crisis: An Analysis of General Fund Tax Revenue and Personal Income Trends (FY1990 – FY2004)–April 10, 2003


At What Cost? The Impact of Recently Enacted Tax Cuts in Michigan


Michigan’s Structural Deficit Requires Structural Solutions Fiscal Year 2006 will mark the sixth consecutive year that state revenues have not been adequate to fund state programs and services. Feb 05 Full report.


Year-End Legislation This Bulletin contains the final legislation that was passed into law during the 2003-2004 legislative session. Bills that were not signed by the Governor to become Michigan public acts, “died” at the end of the legislative session. Jan 05 Full report.


Proposal A, School Aid, and the Structural Deficit This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passage of school finance reform, known as Proposal A. Proposal A effectively shifted the funding for schools from local funds and local control to state funds and state control, attempted to reduce the disparity in per pupil funding, and reduced property taxes. Prior to Proposal A, school funding was comprised of 63 percent local funds and 37 percent state funds. Following implementation of the provisions of Proposal A, school funding is now comprised of 21 percent local funding and 79 percent state/federal funding. As a result, funding for the State’s K–12 education system is much more closely linked to the overall fiscal health of the state. Thus, while the initial goals of school finance reform may have been partially met, there are significant challenges facing both school districts across the state and state policy makers as Michigan’s structural deficit remains unresolved. Nov04 Full report.


Michigan at the Fiscal Crossroad As Michigan’s decision-makers prepare to face a fifth consecutive year of significant state budget deficits, a review of recent tax policy decisions may be useful in understanding this ongoing crisis, and mapping a strategy for a less troubled fiscal future. Given the complete exhaustion of the state’s fiscal reserves, and an expenditure pattern that will likely outstrip revenues by $200 to $300 million annually even if revenues grow by the currently projected 4 percent per year, action to quickly stabilize Michigan’s fiscal situation is essential if significant future deficits are to be avoided. — Sept 2004Full report.


The Governor’s Budget Addresses Current Year Crisis But Longer Term Solutions Are Needed — March 12, 2003


TAX DOLLARS AT WORK — 2009

This report includes data on spending and recipients for an array of health and social programs administered by the Departments of Human Services, Community Health, Education, and Labor and Economic Growth.

With Michigan’s fiscal woes and a structural deficit (public needs outpacing revenue) continuing for the foreseeable future, fiscal solutions that further erode the safety net will likely continue to be proposed and considered, and perhaps approved. This does not bode well for low-income Michigan residents struggling to meet their needs in this challenging economic time. Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2008 for Selected Health and Social Programs

State of Michigan

Click a County Name to Display Indicator Trends

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Keweenaw Oakland

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK–2008

This report includes data on spending and recipients for an array of health and social programs administered by the Departments of Human Services, Community Health, Education, and Labor and Economic Growth.

With Michigan’s fiscal woes and a structural deficit (public needs outpacing revenue) continuing for the foreseeable future, fiscal solutions that further erode the safety net will likely continue to be proposed and considered, and perhaps approved. This does not bode well for low-income Michigan residents struggling to meet their needs in this challenging economic time. Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2007 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Click a County Name to Display Public Spending in FY2007 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Michigan

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Keweenaw Oakland

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK–2007

The current debates over spending levels for public programs underscore the importance of recognizing both the human impact of public social and health programs and the vital services they provide to low-income recipients. The citizens served by these programs range from the young through the elderly, and from families to individuals. Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2006 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Click a County Name to Display Public Spending in FY2006 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Michigan

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Keweenaw Oakland

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK–2006

Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2005 for Selected Health and Social Programs
How to use this report.

Click a County Name to Display Public Spending in FY2005 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Michigan

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Keweenaw Oakland

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK–2005

Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2004 for Selected Health and Social Programs
How to use this report.

Click a County Name to Display Public Spending in FY2004 for Selected Health and Social Programs

Michigan

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Keweenaw Oakland

TAX DOLLARS AT WORK–2004

Click here for full report of Public Spending in FY2003 for Selected Health and Social Programs

County data may be obtained by contacting the League.


Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Executive Budget Summary The much anticipated Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Executive Budget was released on March 6th and addresses what has been termed the largest deficit in recent history. The budget, which is the first presented by Governor Jennifer Granholm, totals $38.6 billion, with $8.6 billion in General Fund (GF) spending and $11.2 billion in spending from the School Aid Fund. In order to address a projected GF deficit of $1.7 billion and a SAF shortfall of $365 million, the budget proposes a combination of spending reductions and revenue enhancements. Click here for report