Appropriations Summary

Actual[104]

Recommended

Savings

Interdepartmental Grants:

$43,317,000

$42,957,000

$360,000

Federal Funds:

$65,625,100

$26,362,600

$39,262,500

State General Fund/General Purpose:

$50,452,500

$20,996,050

$29,456,450

Special Revenue Funds:

$69,365,900

$67,739,900

$1,626,000

Gross Appropriation:

$228,760,500

$158,055,550

$70,704,950

The Michigan Department of Management and Budget (MDMB) is perhaps the best example of a state department that has grown to conduct programs well beyond its stated purposes. While its primary function is to "provide financial recordkeeping, systems development, property management, capital facility development, procurement, retirement, and office support services to state agencies" and to prepare, present, and execute "the state budget on behalf of the governor," it actually performs programs that bear absolutely no relation to the purposes just described.[105] Examples include: the Office of Services to the Aging, the Office of Drug Control Policy, and the Professional Development Fund. The state should act swiftly to correct this; it should, by beginning the process of eliminating programs not vital to the stated purposes of the department, return the MDMB to its original stature: an interdepartmental service and management agency.