2005 Senate Bill 276 ↩
House Roll Call 459:
The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Department of Labor and Economic Growth. This appropriates $1.273 billion in gross spending, compared to $1.241 billion, which was the FY 2004-2005 amount enrolled in 2004. Of this, $70.3 million will come from the general fund (funded by actual state tax revenues), compared to the FY 2004-2005 amount of $94.5 million. Another $329.8 million is from “restricted funds,” or earmarked tax and fee revenue, compared to $290.5 million the previous year. The budget does not contain $70 million from a proposed <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2005-SB-533">$1 billion bond proposal</a> for “competitive edge technology” enterprises selected by government committees, but similar proposals are likely. Among many other things the bill cuts the Michigan Economic Development Corporation funding by $3 million, and prohibits the department from developing mandatory ergonomic rules.