Budget breakdown: How Whitmer’s plan would work


LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Legislature is back in session and high on its list of things to do is piecing together a budget for the next fiscal year.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her spending plan last month, which topped $60 billion for the first time. However, the House Fiscal Agency adjusted the total to approximately $59.1 billion after accounting for interagency expenditures.

>>PDF: House Fiscal Agency’s budget breakdown

The House Fiscal Agency said the largest share of the proposal— approximately 44 percent —would go to health and human services. Approximately 27 percent of funding would go to school aid and the Michigan Education Department. Transportation accounts for about 10 percent of the total budget plan.

In the video above, 24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin uses the budget analysis from the House Fiscal Agency to explain what Whitmer’s proposed plan might look like.

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