Snyder unveils $52B budget, includes tax cuts for homeowners - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Snyder unveils $52B budget, includes tax cuts for homeowners

Posted: Updated:
  • Tim SkubickMore>>

  • Why the independent voters may decide the new governor

    Why the independent voters may decide the new governor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:02:09 GMT
    The I's have it. Here we go with the popular wisdom schtick again. It says that independent voters hold the key to the outcome in the race for governor.
    The I's have it. Here we go with the popular wisdom schtick again. It says that independent voters hold the key to the outcome in the race for governor.
  • Back to school battle brewing in Lansing

    Back to school battle brewing in Lansing

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:47:57 GMT
    About 75% of the school children across the country are already in school but not in Michigan, where the tourism industry has convinced lawmakers to delay the opening of school until after Labor Day.
    About 75% of the school children across the country are already in school but not in Michigan, where the tourism industry has convinced lawmakers to delay the opening of school until after Labor Day.
  • House speaker candidates: Quit counting your chicks before they hatch

    House speaker candidates: Quit counting your chicks before they hatch

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:07:20 GMT
    There is a frantic game of "my list is bigger than your list" going on in this town as the two main combatants to become the next speaker of the Michigan House are trying to one-up each other.
    There is a frantic game of "my list is bigger than your list" going on in this town as the two main combatants to become the next speaker of the Michigan House are trying to one-up each other.
(WJBK) -

Gov. Rick Snyder presented his new $52 billion budget in Lansing on Wednesday that includes spending increases that cover education to 100 more state troopers.

Some of the highlights include:

- $100/per pupil increase in schools
- $80 million more for colleges
- $254 million for roads
- $120 million into state's "rainy day fund"

But the governor also proposes to give homeowners earning under $60,000 a year a break on their property taxes. Some Republicans want to roll back the state income tax rate rather than granting homestead property tax cuts.

"There is a disagreement. I'm a little bit disappointed in the fact that we do have such a large surplus and we're not going to give more back to the taxpayers," says Senator Jack Bradenburg (R) from Macomb County.

Lieutenant governor Brian Calley says 1.3 million taxpayers will get a break and many of those are seniors who could save $240 a year.

"And when you compare that to something like a rate reduction, for example, this is much more substantial impact to these folks," Calley says.

The governor may have to rely on Democrats to pass this plan if the tax relief runs into more Republican opposition.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from lawmakers in a report from FOX 2's political analyst Tim Skubick

With lawmakers running for re-election this year and wanting a tax cut to run on, some lawmakers are hoping for a bigger cut.

The debate over tax cuts and state spending continues.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:18:46 GMT
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:41:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...
    Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm...
  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:31:14 GMT
    Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime...
    Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.
  • Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
    President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices