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MIRS Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

Contrary to public lore, the Lottery money was not meant to go entirely to schools. So says former state Treasurer Doug Roberts, who has researched this topic and was around in the late 1970s when money started rolling into the General Fund. Roberts comments on this, lessons earned from former Gov. Bill Milliken, a sales tax on services and more.

Also, what needs to happen for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders to get back on track with their budget negotiations? Sam Singh, former House Minority Leader and current CEO of Public Policy Associates, gives his advice. Government reforms, term limits and the late John Conyers Jr. are also among the things on the menu.