Muskegon Area Matters
Some teachers and other public-school employees may find themselves with smaller-than-expected paychecks this fall, an unintended consequence of Lansing’s failure to finalize a state education this summer.
No road or budget deals yet, but "progress has been made” during ongoing discussions with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the budget and road funding after their latest meeting, House Speaker Lee Chatfield told reporters Thursday afternoon.
As lawmakers begin their return to the state Capitol, the daunting task of coming to a consensus on the state budget awaits - an issue that’s been closely intertwined this year with coming up with a long-term road funding solution.
Investments in public education are important to create a better future for Michigan, according to the newly appointed state superintendent.
Michigan public schools spent an average of $10,548 per student in 2017-18, up 3.3% from $10,209 in 2016-17, according to data recently released by the Michigan Department of Education.