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Whitmer proposes $61.9B budget with boost in school funding

February 6, 2020
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed a $61.9 billion state budget, including what she said would be the biggest increase for Michigan classroom operations in 20 years. Read More

State forecasts modest growth in economy, tax revenue

January 13, 2020
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers received a generally positive economic and revenue forecast Friday but tempered it by warning of budget pressures due to tax cuts, a road-funding deal and other factors. Read More

Gov. Whitmer approves bills to restore vetoed spending

December 26, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed spending bills to restore some funding she vetoed and to fund some of her priorities that were not included in the budget she signed months ago. Read More

Michigan Legislature OKs restoring over half of vetoed funds

December 12, 2019
LANSING — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature overwhelmingly voted to restore more than half of the state funding that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed, largely resolving a protracted budget process that broke down over fixing aging roads and morphed into a fight about gubernatorial powers. Read More

Gov. Whitmer signs budget with $1B in line-item vetoes

October 1, 2019
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature. Read More