Legislative Advocacy
 

Legislative Advocacy

 

Legislature Reconvenes: This week, both the House of Representatives and the Senate reconvened for their 2020 session on January 8.

 

Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference: The biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference took place on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 9:00am. The conference, which sets the stage for the Executive Budget Recommendation in early February, includes the Michigan Department of Treasury, House and Senate Fiscal Agencies, and prominent state economists. The numbers for the current and next fiscal years were increased from the May 2019 estimates for both the General Fund and the School Aid Fund (SAF). SAF revenues are expected to be $85.7 million higher this year than estimated in May; for next fiscal year, the increase in the SAF will be closer to $138 million more than what was previously expected. This is a total increase to the SAF for the 2020-2021 budget of $392 million.

The General Fund is also expected to increase for the next fiscal year by $182.4 million.

 

State of the State Address January 29: Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her second State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature in the state House Chambers on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00p.m. More details will be available on the Governor's website closer to the event.

 




HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

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