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2015 House Bill 4559: Prohibit independent Strategic Fund revenue sources and spending
Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak R-Troy on May 7, 2015
To longer allow the Michigan Strategic Fund to collect the revenue paid to the state through Indian casino gaming compacts and other "off budget" sources. This is the agency under which various entities such as the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local versions of it deliver direct and indirect subsidies to particular companies or developers selected by agency staffers and political appointees on the different program’s boards. Under the bill, all revenue and assets of the Strategic Fund would be “declared public money and assets” and only disbursed through an appropriations bill passed by the legislature.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 7, 2015