Michigan governor’s budget prioritizes tax cuts, schools
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a record budget for the 2024 fiscal year that prioritizes boosting education spending, cutting taxes and investing in the state’s public health.
The state has a $9 billion budget surplus and a Legislature that Democrats control.
The spending plan includes a 5% increase in per-pupil funding for schools and a $160 plan to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students, which Whitmer said would help families save $850 a year.
The governor is also asking for $300 million for a universal pre-K proposal, as well as $160 million to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students, which would make Michigan the fourth state to implement such a plan.