Program: Employment/training support services

Appropriation:

Federal Funds:

$19,014,000

GF/GP:

$725,100

Total:

$19,739,100

Program Description:

This appropriation funds a program designed to assist Michigan’s jobless in their pursuit of employment.

Recommended Action:

The state should eliminate this program. Michigan’s civil society — which includes individuals, nonprofits, religious organizations, businesses and fraternal organizations — works to help people in need and will continue to do so.

Relieving businesses and people of the taxes they pay to fund these programs will allow them to use their own resources to hire and train people instead of relying on government to do it. Furthermore, there are several non-profit organizations already providing such services. Savings: $19,739,100. Governor Granholm’s 2005 proposal decreases the gross appropriation to $16,629,100.