LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Governor Snyder has signed a $1.3B budget legislation that shifts new tax revenue for schools to other priorities such as roads and environmental cleanup.
The school fund was due for a $174 million annual boost thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that enabled the state to collect taxes on more online purchases. But under the Republican-backed budget deal enacted Friday, the windfall is diverted to roads and a new fund to clean up toxic sites, manage waste and boost recycling.READ MORE: Detroit To Host Special Olympics Unified Cup In 2022
Snyder, who leaves office Tuesday, approved the plan after lawmakers rejected his proposed hike in landfill dumping fees.READ MORE: Advocates Push For Vaccine Accessibility For Disabled Residents
The budget measures also spend more to address the emergence of pollution from man-made chemicals and to hire 175 additional child protective services workers following a scathing audit.MORE NEWS: Spectrum Health To Require Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations
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