The legislation – approved 100-10 in the House and 24-12 by the Senate – includes nearly $37.5 billion for all general funding not including an overall 4 percent increase for K-12 schools, universities and community colleges that was approved late Wednesday.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr were the headliners of a public forum in New York City Monday, speaking on the topic of Detroit’s financial future.
Is the executive of Macomb County eyeing a run for governor?
Governor Snyder, his wife Sue and their two daughters packed boxes of food along with other volunteers at the Focus Hope warehouse.
Orr has been staying at a condo at the Westin Book Cadillac while working through the city’s financial problems and bankruptcy filing.
Snyder all but declared his re-election campaign Friday, telling Republicans they can be proud of his record even as he defended signing a key component of the federal health care law unpopular with his own party’s base.
Governor Snyder has been pushing to expand Medicaid and Monday about 40 people protested outside a hotel where the governor was attending the Macomb County Lincoln Day dinner.
AFSCME Local along with other union members were protesting hiring of an emergency manager for the city of Detroit.
Governor Rick Snyder was in town to speak to a group of college interns about their work experience and staying in Michigan after graduation.