Introduced by Rep. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on February 26, 2004
The executive recommendation for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2005 Department of Labor and Economic Growth. This appropriates $1.218 billion in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars, minus interdepartmental transfers). Of this, $108.9 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues). Note: This new department was formerly known as the Department of Consumer and Industry Services, and consolidated various functions of the Departments of Community Health, Environmental Quality, Management and Budget, State Police, Transportation, Treasury, the Family Independence Agency, and the Michigan Strategic Fund ("Jobs Commission"). It also assumed the functions of the Department of Career Development, which was eliminated. Much more information on Michigan’s budget is available at Hot Topics: Michigan’s Budget Challenge at www.mackinac.org/4964. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 26, 2004