Governor wants to give more money to schools
When Gov. Snyder presents his budget proposal to the Legislature tomorrow, schools are expected to see a 2.8 to 3 percent increase in state funding—still not enough to make up for a $1 billion cut to schools last year so corporate special interests could enjoy a $1.8 billion tax cut.
Snyder’s new “priority” really doesn’t come as much of a surprise. This is an election year—and the majority of Michigan voters are angry with him and his Republican legislators for slashing funding last year. The real issue now is making sure that schools receive adequate, equitable and stable funding now and into the future. And your chance to hold legislators accountable for their actions is coming up in the November elections.