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How Big Is Michigan’s Government Spending Blowout?

Fire up the U.S. Treasury’s printing presses

No votes have been taken yet, but in the 2021-22 fiscal year that begins Friday, Oct. 1, Michigan’s state government is projected to spend a total of $68.9 billion. This is $10.4 billion more than it will have spent in the current fiscal year, and includes state and federal money.

The Legislature is expected to pass a budget that spends $3.6 billion more in state dollars than the previous year (up 10.4%), and $6.7 billion more in federal spending (up 28.4%).

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