Good news! In his proposed budget for Michigan's 2016-2017 fiscal year, Governor Snyder is asking lawmakers for a 75 percent increase in funding for skilled trades training and technical education. This includes a proposed doubling of the $10 million trades program that partially covers businesses’ training costs.
Governor Snyder released his proposed $54.89 billion budget last week. The proposed budget, which includes approximately $10 billion in General Fund revenues, would also dedicate significant resources to addressing the Flint water and Detroit Public Schools crises and boost spending for K-12 education, higher education and revenue sharing.
The Michigan Chamber will be watching the budget deliberations closely in the coming months. Chamber members with an interest in the budget can review the various budget documents here and the Governor's budget talking points here.