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Whitmer travels to northern MI to sign K-12 budget

Rick Pluta

Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in northern Michigan today to sign the new pre-K-through 12th grade education budget.

The governor traveled to Suttons Bay to sign the record-setting 24-point-three-billion-dollar schools budget. The governor said the spending plan is a big step toward education equity across the state.

“This is how we level the playing field. This is how we ensure that every student is prepared to be successful.”

The budget will expand the availability of pre-school, pay for free breakfast and lunch for all students, and create a “rainy day” fund for schools to help ensure school spending won’t decline in tougher times. The budget also has money for tutoring and for mental health services.

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