In Michigan
10:14 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Governor Will Sign School Budget

LANSING (MI) – Gov. Jennifer Granholm will sign a budget providing state aid to Michigan's K-12 schools.

Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd says the governor will sign the legislation passed by Michigan lawmakers. The bill cuts funding by the equivalent of $165 per student in the current academic year.

The school deal passed late Thursday compares to the $218 per-student cut that lawmakers rejected last week.

Lawmakers still have not approved a revenue plan to come up with the $100,000,000 needed to allow for the smaller reduction in schools funding.

Granholm already has signed a few budget bills for state departments. Many other spending bills either have not been signed or are being held by Senate Republicans who fear she will veto portions of them.