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Despite Epidemic, State Of Michigan Rolling In Dough

The state of Michigan’s budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 projects an increase in state revenue from state sources of $2.2 billion over the previous year, signaling that so far, the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 has been weathered.

The last pre-pandemic budget (fiscal year  2018-19) saw $34.2 billion in state revenue. This dropped to $33.1 billion in 2019-20, largely due to the coronavirus. But for the new fiscal year that begins this week, state revenues are projected to climb back to $35.4 billion.

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