Governor Gretchen Whitmer Unveils Ambitious $80.7 Billion Budget Focused On Affordability And Education

Governor Gretchen Whitmer presented her sixth executive budget recommendation, emphasizing initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of Michiganders. The proposal, outlined alongside State Budget Director Jen Flood, addresses key priorities such as affordability, education, crime reduction, and economic development.

With a focus on fiscal responsibility, the $80.7 billion budget allocates $14.3 billion to the general fund and $19 billion to school aid. Noteworthy investments include the Michigan Guarantee, ensuring free public education from pre-K through community college, and tax relief for family caregivers. The budget strategically utilizes one-time funds for targeted purposes while maintaining financial equilibrium for future sustainability.

Governor Whitmer expressed confidence in the proposal’s ability to propel Michigan towards a fairer, more prosperous future, urging bipartisan support for its implementation.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell