September 20, 2019

Roundup: Governor Whitmer appears to be left out of budget negotiations

The budget for K-12 schools from the House has been passed with some bi-partisan cooperation. Governor Whitmer is not completely thrilled, but House Democrats were on board. Here to talk about the state budget are Ken Sikkema, a senior policy fellow for Public Sector Consultants and T.J. Bucholz the p...

Did Whitmer 'cave'?

The first-term Democrat unveiled a budget in March that proposed to fix roads by raising fuel taxes from 26.3-cents to 71.3-cents per gallon in three phases and would have generated $2.5 billion a year once fully implemented in 2021. 

The Republican-led Legislature balked at the fuel tax plan. GOP leaders have not publicly proposed any long-term road fu...

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