Michigan House Approves $1.5B Spending Plan

In a Tuesday late-night session, The Michigan House approved a $1.5 billion spending plan to fight COVID-19.

The House passed House Bill (HB) 5523 on a vote of 98-4. The bill aims to spend $1 billion for COVID-19 treatment, testing, and workforce stabilizations. That includes:

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Republicans, Higher Education Advocates Concerned About Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s Budget Proposal

On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a $67 billion state budget aiming to recover the state from the COVID-19 pandemic by boosting education, infrastructure, and public health spending.

She proposed $570 million to address learning loss added to a $162-per-student, or 2% increase in base aid for most traditional districts

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