Items Tagged with 'budget'


County budget heads to commissioners for final vote

November 13, 2015
The 2016 annual budget will go in front of the Kent County Board of Commissioners Thursday. Read More

Less state money means colleges and students struggle

Michigan is slow to recover from higher ed cuts in the Great Recession.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — State funding for higher education has seen a dramatic reduction in the past few decades — and students are feeling the budget squeeze. Read More

County hits lucky 13 on budget

Award recognizes Kent as a statewide leader in financial management.

September 11, 2015
Kent County has received an award for its 2015 Budget. Read More

County budget scrutiny begins

August 21, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has begun studying a proposed 2016 budget, reflecting departmental requests that would put the total $7.04 million higher than the 2015 budget, just to maintain existing programs and personnel. Read More

City adopts $457M budget

Chamber voices concerns over staffing increases, road funding.

June 19, 2015
After addressing a handful of concerns, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed a $457.6 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that was first presented in April by City Manager Greg Sundstrom. Read More

City’s budget process to reduce losses remains on track

May 15, 2015
One point about the fiscal year 2016 preliminary budget businesses and residents will probably be happy to hear is there will be no significant changes to service fees. Read More

City moves from survival mode to investment mode

May 15, 2015
Six years ago the city of Grand Rapids was on the verge of bankruptcy, but today it has regained its financial footing and city officials see a bright future ahead. Read More

Auto industry no longer can support state’s prosperity

May 1, 2015
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read More

Kent County's annual 'bifurcated budget' goes public on Thursday

Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.

September 19, 2014
Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More

Rolling forecasts are best budgeting tools

September 16, 2014
For years, the traditional budget has been the tried and tested way to financially operate a business. Read More