Senate budget chairman comments on revenue outlook

LANSING, Mich. — After state fiscal and economic leaders at Friday’s annual January Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference made their economic and state tax revenue projections for the next three years, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement:

“It is good news that Michigan’s economy is growing and is expected to continue to grow — resulting in more jobs and opportunities for Michigan families.

“This economic and fiscal forecast illustrates that we must continue making smart budget decisions that meet our challenges and keep our state on solid financial footing.

“I look forward to working with Governor Whitmer, her administration and my legislative colleagues to pass a balanced budget that helps build a brighter future for all Michigan families and once again increases our investments in taxpayer priorities.”