Updated: Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009, 8:04 AM EST
Published : Friday, 13 Feb 2009, 10:45 AM EST
DETROIT (AP) -- - Michigan is in line for about $7 billion under a compromise $789 billion national stimulus plan now before Congress, according to a report from two groups that represent state governments.
About $2.27 billion of Michigan's share would go to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled, and about $2 billion to schools.
The figures came Thursday from Federal Funds Information for States. It is a service of the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Funds for Michigan schools would include $1.34 billion for fiscal stabilization, $419 million for special education and $211million for K-12 construction, the report said.
The report said Michigan would get about $6.99 billion overall. Other big line items include $501 million for community services grants, $293 million for general state government and $280 million for weatherization.
The report covers $226 billion of the $789 billion stimulus package. Supporters say the states' portion of the package would help them head off deep cuts in services at a time that many states face big deficits because of the recession.
Michigan faces a roughly $1.4 billion shortfall in the next fiscal year.
Beyond aid to the states, the federal stimulus plan includes tax cuts, increased unemployment benefits and food stamps, and health insurance aid for the poor and jobless.
U.S. House leaders said they planned a vote Friday on the stimulus plan, with the Senate to follow later in the day or over the weekend.
On Thursday, Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration released a proposed state budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The plan contains significant cuts, but Granholm said education could see some of the funding restored once Congress approves the stimulus package.
Granholm said she would send a supplemental budget proposal to the state Legislature once Congress and President Barack Obama act.
"I can't tell you at the moment what that will be until we get the final word on what that stimulus will be," she told reporters Thursday.
Granholm said Michigan will have to apply for some of the federal dollars, while others will be awarded automatically.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., talk about the Senate's work to pass the economic stimulus bill in the face of strong GOP opposition, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in…