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Poll: What Should Surplus Budget Money Be Used For

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A statewide poll done by Epic MRA released Thursday showed education was a priority of responders.

When asked what the Michigan legislation should do with a near $1 billion surplus budget, 38 percent said the money should be used to increase funding for K-12 education. Following close in second, 36 percent said it should be used to repair state roads.

Other options included state income tax cut (11 percent), putting it into a rainy day fund (5 percent), increasing funding for revenue sharing for local communities (5 percent) and increasing funding for Michigan's 15 public universities (1 percent).

The poll was given to 600 current Michigan residents. From those who responded to the poll, 41 percent identified as total democrat and 37 percent said total republican.

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