Michigan Senate Panel to Continue Education Votes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers continue to take some preliminary votes connected to the next state budget.
The Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to take votes on state aid to universities and public schools on Thursday. Funding likely will be cut in both areas for the fiscal year starting in October.
Michigan lawmakers would like to wrap up budget decisions by June. They are progressing quickly on preliminary votes for many state departments, including prisons and human services.
Most state departments will be cut as Michigan continues to struggle with budget problems.

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  • by Jim Location: Lansing on Apr 21, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    NO, repeat NO, cuts to K-12 public schools would be necessary if the Governor would simply allow the K-12 School Aid Fund to be used for K-12 public schools, as it was intended under Proposal A. Without raiding the school aid fund to pay for community colleges and universities there would actually be a surplus in the school aid fund. K-12 public schools could actually be given an increase, so we could invest in public education. No "funding crisis" exists. It's been created by the Governor for political purposes.
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