Governor Rick Snyder made his 2014 budget proposal last week.
As committees and the legislature look to vote on next year’s budget, they will find there is more money allocated towards education. Over the next two years, the governor has pledged $24.9 million towards universities and higher education, which is a two percent increase from previous budgets.
The years of rebuilding Michigan’s economy have led to more funding. To help protect future students in the state, the governor will be increasing all funding towards education in Michigan.
This would be the largest increase in funding towards statewide education in the budget since Snyder took office in 2011.