Governor Whitmer Releases Proposed FY22 Budget

February 11, 2021

Today, Governor Whitmer released her third executive budget, centered on equitably growing the state’s economy by expanding skills training and childcare for families, providing a further down payment on rebuilding the state’s crumbling bridges and water infrastructure, and helping small businesses recover from the pandemic. All combined, the full budget is just over $67 billion.

Pie chart of Total Budget by Source. GF/GP is 17%, Other State Restricted 16%, School Aid 23%, Local/Private 1%, Federal 43%, Total: $67.1B

The budget and staffing levels for the Library of Michigan within the Department of Education are located within the General Fund budget and remain flat from FY21 to FY22. State Aid to Libraries remains at $13,067,700. (Below is a screenshot from page 78 of the budget – linked at the end of this communication. The first column is FY21, the second column is FY22)

 Screenshot from page 78 of the MI proposed FY22 budget

In addition, there is $100,000 budgeted in the Department of Education to create and support a state poet laureate who will travel the state meeting with teachers and students to promote poetry, the spoken word, and literary arts to a new generation of young students.

To view the full Budget, click here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/budget/Budget_Bill_General_Omnibus_715976_7.pdf

 


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