2004 Senate Bill 1069

Senate Roll Call 186: Passed

The Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2005 school aid budget. (Note: Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s proposed budget for this department is <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2003-SB-1048">Senate Bill 1048</a>.) This appropriates $12.468 billion in gross spending (funded from all sources, including the school aid fund, the general fund, federal pass-through dollars, and more), compared to $12.604 billion, which was the FY 2003-2004 amount enrolled in 2003, not including later “pro-rated” cuts to school districts. The budget sets a minimum per-pupil foundation grant of $6,700 per student, and does not include cuts recommended by the governor to “20j” grants to certain wealthy school districts, or her proposed revision to the pupil-count formula. It has less than the governor proposed for extra at-risk student funding, Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), early childhood programs, and vocational programs. Overall, however, the Senate version authorizes approximately $6.8 million more gross spending than the governor recommended. 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.

31 Yeas / 6 Nays
Republican (21 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (10 Yeas / 6 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)