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Lawmakers, Whitmer announce deal to finalize state budget

The pending legislation will cover all non-school spending, including social services, public health, roads and environmental protection.
Credit: AP
Gretchen Whitmer unveils a proposal to spend about $1 billion in federal pandemic rescue funding to boost the business climate on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Rotary Park along the Grand River in Lansing, Mich. It is part of a broader $2.1 billion economic jumpstart plan that would need legislative approval. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

Top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration have announced a deal to finalize the next state budget. 

They had waited to work out spending plans for state departments and funding for universities, community colleges and local governments after enacting a preK-12 budget in the summer. 

The Republican-led Legislature is expected to vote next week, about a week before the Sept. 30 deadline. 

Details of the agreement were not immediately released Wednesday. 

The pending legislation will cover all non-school spending, including social services, public health, roads and environmental protection.


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