Category Archives: Transportation, Transit

June 12, 2018

Legislature Wraps Up Action on State Budget

Late this afternoon, both chambers completed action on the state's omnibus budget bill for the coming fiscal year.  Senate Bill 848 combined each of the departmental conference reports that had been approved over the course of the past week.  Included…
May 29, 2018

State Budget Enters the Home Stretch

Late last week, the Governor and leaders in the House and Senate came to an agreement on spending targets for the upcoming budget year.  Now that these department-level spending targets have been set, conference committees have begun scheduling meetings to finalize…
March 28, 2018

Spring Break Prompts Action on State Budget, Other Bills

Last week was a busy week in Lansing as the Legislature began reporting budget bills from their respective Appropriations subcommittees and held hearings on a host of different pieces of legislation in preparation for their spring recess. Following last Thursday's action,…
March 2, 2018

Talent, Taxes, and Roads, Oh My!

Governor Snyder recently unveiled his “Marshall Plan” for talent. It’s designed to combat the more than 811,000 career openings that will need to be filled through 2024 in fields that are facing a talent shortage. The plan calls for a…
February 7, 2018

Governor Presents Final Budget Recommendation

Governor Snyder presented the FY2019 state budget to a joint hearing of the House and Senate Appropriations committees Wednesday morning.  Matching his tone following January's consensus revenue estimating conference and his comments about spending restraint during the recent State of…
December 22, 2017

Year-End Legislative Wrap-Up

While last week's House and Senate adjournment merely marks the mid-point of this two-year legislative session, that did not mean that the Legislature coasted into their holiday break. Highlighted by the intense activity surrounding OPEB reform, both legislative chambers pursued…
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