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Miller optimistic about Michigan economy

State Rep. Aaron Miller said Michigan will continue steady economic growth after the House and Senate Appropriations committees received the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference report, which is the first look at the upcoming economic forecast.

The report was compiled by the House and Senate Fiscal agencies and the state budget director. It predicts that Michigan’s recovery from the so-called Lost Decade will continue.

Miller, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said he is optimistic that the careful and conservative budgeting process legislators have practiced for the past seven years has strengthened Michigan’s economy.

By being diligent on controlling spending and paying down debt, Miller said legislators have been able to dedicate large amounts to K-12 education, and more money for improving roads, bridges and underground water systems than ever before.

Miller said he looks forward to getting started on a new budget that will ensure the health, welfare, safety and quality of life for all Michigan residents.

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