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Wed October 21, 2009
Governor hasn't made decision on budget vetoes
DETROIT, MI – Michigan's governor hasn't decided where she'll make cuts in the budget bills on her desk.
Speaking at a plug-in electric vehicle conference Wednesday in Detroit, Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she doesn't have enough money to fund everything in the six bills because of declining revenues.
She has vetoed spending in other budget bills she has signed.
Granholm says she wants to make sure "we do this right."
She seeks a compromise with Senate Republicans to raise money for four priorities: college scholarships, public schools, health care and money local governments can spend on police and fire protection.
Senate Republicans haven't agreed to provide additional funding.
Michigan is operating under an interim budget expiring Oct. 31.