2013 Senate Bill 217

Require legislative votes on “Michigan Strategic Fund” spending

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 26, 2013

Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D-2)

To require that all money spent by the “Michigan Strategic Fund” must be actually appropriated by the Legislature. This agency oversees both government job training programs and the state “economic development” apparatus that delivers selective corporate tax breaks and subsidies to particular firms. Under current law, state revenue from Indian casino agreements goes directly to the Strategic Fund with no legislative vote or approval required.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations