Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on February 26, 2013, to require that all money spent by the “Michigan Strategic Fund” must be actually appropriated by the Legislature. This agency oversees both government job training programs and the state “economic development” apparatus that delivers selective corporate tax breaks and subsidies to particular firms. Under current law, state revenue from Indian casino agreements goes directly to the Strategic Fund with no legislative vote or approval required. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on February 26, 2013.