Michigan tax revenues won’t generate as much money for the state budget as expected last year. Lawmakers will have to re-examine their priorities as they won’t have as much revenue to spend. The state budget has increased over the past decade, so when tax revenues turn the other direction they should revisit what they’re spending more money on.

Michigan spends the majority of its money on schools and Medicaid. This spending has steadily increased over the past five years.

James M. Hohman is the director of fiscal policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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