Michigan celebrates extra $1 billion in funds
Posted: Dec 15, 2011 9:58 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 2:59 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan is celebrating a year-end surprise.
The state found more than $1 billion in extra funds!
Here's how the numbers break down:
- $500 million in extra revenue
- $500 million in school funds
- $200 million that state agencies did not spend
So what is the state going to do with the extra cash?
"I just would remind folks we also have long-term debt that is not paid down. If we continue to pay that down, that gets us more and more structural balance for the long-term, which is what we want," said Kurt Weiss from the Department of Technology, Management, & Budget.
The state will not know the exact amount of the surplus until mid-January.