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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:52 AM

Tricky language hides millions in pork in new Michigan budget

LANSING The $56.8-billion state budget is passed by the Legislature and on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder, but taxpayers need a copy of the latest census along with some detective work to figure out everything that's in it.

Tens of millions of dollars for lawmakers' pet projects sometimes known as earmarks and sometimes known as pork are buried in the budget, obscured by hard-to-decipher language.

Projects approved by both the House and Senate on Tuesday range from $400,000 for a new fire engine in Plymouth Township to $360,000 to improve a road in an industrial park in Beaverton, in Gladwin County.

But those levels of details are not found in the budget bill itself.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/06/13/michigan-budget-hidden-projects/697209002/

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:15 AM

1. Everybody loves bacon.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:26 AM

2. Not me.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:57 PM

3. Lol, 3 of my 7 Grandchildren don't either.🙂

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