Education Could See Portion Of Budget Surplus

LANSING (WWJ) – It seems a good portion of that newly found state budget surplus will be going back into funding public education in Michigan.

While Governor Snyder’s initial budget included a proposed cut to school districts of approximately $300-per pupil, it looks like some relief could be coming soon.

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville of Monroe spoke with WWJ about the budget surplus: “The governor started off with a $300 cut, I think it is  probably going to end up being a $100 cut,” says Richardville.

A final agreement on education funding is expected within the next week in Lansing.

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  1. EB says:

    I believe that the pension tax, business tax and education cuts passed last week should be repealed until after the Budget Estimating Conference is held and the State figures out what’s in their checkbook. How do you overlook a half a billion dollars? My account certainly wouldn’t balance. We as taxpayers need to write or call our legislators and the governor and let them know we aren’t going to stand for this kind of fiscal mismanagement – this is our money they’re playing with and I for one am sick of it.

  2. Eleanore Beadlescomb says:

    I believe that the pension tax, business tax and education cuts passed last week should be repealed until after the Budget Estimating Conference is held and the State figures out what’s in their checkbook. How do you overlook a half a billion dollars? My account certainly wouldn’t balance. We as taxpayers need to write or call our legislators and the governor and let them know we aren’t going to stand for this kind of fiscal mismanagement – this is our money they’re playing with and I for one am sick of it.

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