Papers and links for resources related to current programs
Delegates at the LWVMI Convention in May, 2015, voted to update our Taxation and Budgeting Position*. The 2015-16 state budget is $53.7 billion (adjusted gross appropriations) and the major revenue sources are listed on the accompanying chart. Here is a general picture of how that money is spent:
Powerpoint Presentation Information for Local Leagues, includes pie charts of revenues and expenditures.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan, Outline of Michigan Taxes, 2016. (Note: Click on "Full Report" to see the entire booklet. The booklet contains detailed information on all of Michigan's 60 state and local taxes.)
Citizens Research Council of Michigan, 2013 Tax Revenue Comparisons: Michigan and the US Average, Memorandum 1140, May 2016.(Click on "Full Report")
House Fiscal Agency, Road Funding Package--Enacted Analysis, November 16, 2015
National Conference of State Legislatures, Recent Legislative Action to Change Gas Taxes.
The four offices listed below have useful resources concerning the state budget process and the state's taxation system:
January 20, 2017, 11:30 to 1:00. Community Program on Michigan Government Finance. A panel will discuss Michigan's finances and how they impact Midland's townships, cities and county governments. Trailside Senior Center, southeast corner of Saginaw and Dublin Road, Midland. Public invited. RSVP: call Trailside at 633-3700 by 9 a.m. on January 18. Please be sure to say whether you are registering for the program only or for the program and lunch. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Lunches are by donation to those over 60, or $6 for those under 60, payable at the door.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consensus meeting on Michigan government finance study. LWV Members will meet to come to consensus on our Michigan government finance position. This meeting is open but only LWV members may participate in the consensus. You can use the Resources listed above to prepare. Gerstacker/United Way Building, Downtown Midland. 220 W. Main, Midland MI 48640
The LWVMI Position on Education:Structure, Financing and Goals.