The Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative is dedicated to producing high quality research and timely analysis of fiscal policy issues in Michigan. Built on four policy pillars — budget, tax, economic development and privatization — the Initiative educates decision makers about the importance of making sound policy choices for a free society.

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Lawmakers are negotiating how much to spend next year and on what. The state budget should prioritize fiscal responsibility and necessary funding – paying down debt and funding roads and bridges. The governor has called for $2.5 billion in higher fuel taxes and wants $1.9 billion in road funding.

Right now, the state budget spends hundreds of millions of dollars on select subsidies for corporations through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and related entities. This and other spending ought to be reprioritized.