Governor Signs Budget Bills

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed several budget bills into law that were submitted from the state Legislature.
Granholm signed 10 bills Thursday, including a retirement incentive plan for state workers and several departmental budgets.
Lawmakers wrapped up the final key pieces of the next state budget on Wednesday, beating a budget-balancing deadline that coincides with the start of the new fiscal year Friday.
Lawmakers erased a projected $484 million deficit in the next budget. The deficit would have been far larger if it weren't for extra federal help.
Granholm also signed a House bill banning a synthetic drug known as K-2. It takes effect Friday.
The drug is sometimes sold as potpourri or incense but it also can be smoked.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    why couldn't they have all done this over the past 4 years? I know everyone is fed up with them therefore they may loose their jobs this comming November.
  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Oct 1, 2010 at 03:07 AM
    Good job Jennie! You skirted the budget issue by "balancing" the budget with Federal grants (aka as slush funds) and left this mess to whom ever takes the Governor's seat next year. (Gotta love the buck passing routine) Thank you Ricardo
  • by pete Location: michigan on Sep 30, 2010 at 09:14 PM
    gotta love how we are cutting 2.8% from colleges for aid, now with getting student loans even harder and harder how in the heck can we even get kids in college anymore. 22k a year or more come on.
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