Governor Whitmer's Proposed FY2021 Budget
Governor Whitmer unveiled her budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021. With a proposed budget of $61.9 billion she plans to focus on allocating more funds to K-12 education, public health and environmental protections.
Key proposals for FY2021 budget:
- $100 million for business attraction and community revitalization--a $20 million increase from the FY2020 budget.
- Reinstate the Pure Michigan campaign at $15 million compared to $37.5 million she vetoed from the FY2020 budget.
- $35 million for Michigan Reconnect which provides training for workers over 25.
- $27.9 million for the Going PRO Talent Fund, a reduction from the $37.3 the Legislature requested for the FY2020 budget but was vetoed by the Governor.
- An increase of $150 to $225 per pupil K-12 funding, bringing the state minimum allowance for schools to $8,336.
- $38.1 million for universities and $8.1 million for community colleges.
- $40 million for local climate resilient infrastructure grants, to help protect communities from rising water levels.
- $86.5 million to expand MIDocs medical residency program that is critical to the Great Lakes Bay Region. This program is intended to improve rural and medically undeserved areas, physicians are provided loan forgiveness if they commit to serve areas such as ours.
to read the Governor’s additional funding proposals.
The Bay Area and Saginaw County Chambers of Commerce will continue to monitor and advocate for negotiations on these items between the Legislature and Governor’s office.