By Jack Spencer | Mackinac Center for Public Policy
In response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to increase the gas tax and auto registration fees, many legislators are looking for alternatives.
This has increased the emphasis on trying to squeeze as many dollars as possible out of existing revenue.
As lawmakers search for potential road funding dollars, one of the state’s most expensive departments isn’t likely to be left out of the equation. Costing $2 billion annually, the Michigan Department of Corrections continues to take a big bite out of Michigan’s budget.
The problem is, the process of how the Department of Corrections spends its money is a bureaucratic mess.