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According to a new analysis by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer’s job's plan would increase the State of Michigan's budget by approximately $3.7 billion dollars.

The increased spending would go to:

  • public schools
  • universities, community colleges
  • film subsidies
  • state revenue sharing payments to local governments
  • higher unemployment benefits,
  • Universal pre-school programs and more.

Another issue is Mark does not offer the citizens of Michigan any details on how he would pay for the increases beyond non-specific suggestions like “cut wasteful spending to save taxpayer dollars,” "review state contracts" and “make government more efficient and effective.”

This new spending would increase our budget from $53.29 billion when federal dollars are included, to an eye popping approximately $58 billion dollars.

What are your thoughts about this?

Today in the first our of my show, Live with Renk, I will be discussing this with James Hohman, he is the assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Tune in and call us at 269-441-9595