WARREN (WWJ) – Only a week and a half to go until the end of May, which is Governor Snyder’s target date to have a budget in hand. Those opposed to cutting education funding continue to try to gather support.
WWJ’s Pat Sweeting stopped by Pinewood Elementary School in Warren where state lawmakers, like 25th District John Switalski, were intensifying the push against cuts by the state to education funding.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
“The school aid fund, in and of itself, has a surplus, this is a manufactured crisis, there is no reason other than pure ideology to cut one red cent,” says Switalski.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
“The money is there, Proposal A and the school aid fund guaranteed that money would go to K-12 and the governor is subverting that money,” adds Switalski.MORE NEWS: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
The representative charges that school aid dollars are being cut to pay for a $1.8 billion dollar tax cut.