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August 22, 2019
100-plus Michigan school districts have unsettled union contracts, which could
hurt teachers’ wallets

Some teachers and other public-school employees may find themselves with smaller-than-expected paychecks this fall, an unintended consequence of Lansing’s failure to finalize a state education this summer.

100-plus Michigan school districts have unsettled union contracts, which could hurt teachers’ wallets

August 22, 2019
No deal yet, but Republicans optimistic after road talks with governor

No road or budget deals yet, but "progress has been made” during ongoing discussions with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the budget and road funding after their latest meeting, House Speaker Lee Chatfield told reporters Thursday afternoon.

No deal yet, but Republicans optimistic after road talks with governor

August 20, 2019
Budget deadline looms after slow summer for Michigan legislature

As lawmakers begin their return to the state Capitol, the daunting task of coming to a consensus on the state budget awaits - an issue that’s been closely intertwined this year with coming up with a long-term road funding solution.

Budget deadline looms after slow summer for Michigan legislature

July 3, 2019
New state superintendent says increased school funding needed for a better Michigan

Investments in public education are important to create a better future for Michigan, according to the newly appointed state superintendent.

New state superintendent says increased school funding needed for a better Michigan

June 17, 2019
See per-pupil spending, revenues for 2017-18 for any Michigan school district, charter school

Michigan public schools spent an average of $10,548 per student in 2017-18, up 3.3% from $10,209 in 2016-17, according to data recently released by the Michigan Department of Education.

See per-pupil spending, revenues for 2017-18 for any Michigan school district, charter school