LANSING (WKZO) -- Governor Snyder said that the early approval of Michigan's 46-billion dollar budget proves that there's nothing that can't be achieved when everyone pulls together. Democrats may disagree.
West Michigan Republican John Proos believes they got it done on time and responsibly, and will enhance the state’s reputation nationwide.
But opponents say cuts to school funding and tax hikes to pensioners and Michigan workers will tarnish the state’s reputation in other ways.
Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice told trustees Thursday night school funding can't be cut with an expectation of educational improvement.
The school aid budget, including a $450 per pupil cut, was approved as one part of the overall budget Thursday and is now headed for the governor’s desk.