Michigan faces a general fund deficit of up to $1.8 billion in fiscal 2012, but could enjoy a school-aid fund surplus of up to $583 million, according to economists and fiscal officials at last week’s semiannual state revenue ­estimating ­conference.

The numbers will be used to help craft the fiscal 2012 budget proposal that new Gov. Rick Snyder will present to the Legislature next month. Michigan’s fiscal year begins Oct. 1.

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