State Budget Rose $5.9 Billion During Gov. Snyder’s Tenure

Revenue up 9.7 percent after inflation; total doesn’t include more money from feds

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his final State of the State address on Tuesday. Here’s a look at how Michigan’s budget has increased during his tenure, focusing solely on tax and fee dollars paid to the state and excluding money received from the federal government.

The state collected $26.3 billion in 2010-11, and it is projected to collect $32.1 billion this year. That’s an increase of 9.7 percent after adjusting for inflation.

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