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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The Michigan House and Senate as well as Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be proposing budgets in the spring which they hope to finalize in the summer. The state budget should prioritize fiscal responsibility and necessary funding – paying down debt and funding roads and bridges.

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. Gov. Whitmer and House and Senate appropriations chairmen Sen. Jim Stamas and Rep. Shane Hernandez should work on budgets that redirect that money towards more necessary spending. Click to see the full list of House and Senate members who focus on the state budget.