WOOD-TV reports that Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a $34-per-student cut for schools, then voted for hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to local governments, community corrections, health care, arts funding and other programs.
“Today we resolved the budget like we wanted to and we killed for good this $1.5 billion tax plan of the governor’s.”
- Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester
State Budgeting Fun Fact!
The deficit grows by $130 million each month it isn’t resolved. -Detroit News
“I’m not surprised it took you so long to unveil these cuts. I’d be embarrassed, too.”
- Sen. Liz Brater, D-Ann Arbor
Show Me the Money?
The $34 will be a represent of about a half a million dollars for Flint & Lansing and over $4 million for Detroit for the current fiscal year which ends in June for schools.
Thanks to For my amusement only for the find.