In two separate votes, the state Senate voted to slash state spending by $900 million to partially tackle Michigan's $1.75-billion deficit for 2008.
Those cuts include $363 million to the school aid fund and more than $500 million from the state's general fund.
Areas like middle school math, at-risk programs and state human services would be affected.
The House still has to approve this plan before it would ever be enacted.
Governor Granholm has continued to say she will not approve such deep cuts.