Mich. gov tries to rally support for schools money

MASON, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm says school officials and parents must persuade lawmakers more needs to be done to shore up education funding in Michigan.

The Democratic governor on Tuesday again called on the Republican-led Senate to immediately vote on proposals that would prevent some school funding cuts.

Granholm spoke with reporters Tuesday after meeting with school officials in Mason. She says lawmakers could pass short-term fixes now but a ballot proposal might be needed to make longer-term changes.

The governor has ordered a $127 per student cut in school funding to take effect in December unless the legislature votes for additional revenue within the next two weeks.

She also vetoed about $52 million in funding for wealthier districts.