2003 Senate Bill 279 ↩
Senate Roll Call 85:
The Senate version of the FY 2003-2004 budget for the Department of Arts, History, and Libraries. (Note: Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s proposed budget for this department is <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2003-SB-318">Senate Bill 318</a>.) This appropriates $55.9 million in adjusted gross spending (funded from all sources, including special state restricted fund and federal pass-through dollars), compared to $74.5 million, which was the FY 2002-2003 amount enrolled in 2002, excluding any supplemental appropriations, line-item vetoes, or later cuts. Of this, $44.7 million will come from the General Fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2002-2003 amount enrolled in 2002 of $48.9 million. The Senate version cuts $1.9 million in grants to Detroit and Grand Rapids libraries contained in the Executive proposal for this budget, which was contained in Senate Bill 318. Much more information on Michigan’s budget is available at <a href="http://www.mackinac.org/4964">Hot Topics: Michigan’s Budget Challenge</a> at www.mackinac.org/4964.