The Legislature has sent a bill to fund K-through-12 funding to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk. This is the first budget bill adopted with an October first deadline looming.
October first is the beginning of the state’s new fiscal year. Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey say with budget negotiations stalled, it’s time to force choices on Governor Whitmer.
“We’ve got to run government.”
“I think she’s going to take a hard look at the individual lines and we’ll see what happens. I mean, she’s got a lot of options.”