October 5, 2019
Winners and losers in Michigan's new budget
Author: Riley Beggin - Bridge Magazine
After months of negotiations, twists, stalemates and unprecedented moves, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finalized the state budget this week just in time to avoid the first government shutdown in a decade.
The first-term Democratic governor line-item vetoed nearly $1 billion of the $59.9 billion budget and shifted $625 million within state departments in a dramatic restructuring to better reflect her priorities. The Republican-led Legislature passed the budgets to Whitmer without her input afte