Muskegon Area Matters
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto to strike $35 million out of the School Aid budget that was slated to go to per-pupil increases for charter schools.
E-cigarettes first came on the market more than a decade ago as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes, a way to break the smoking habit.
About 30% of Michigan 11th-graders, 20% of ninth-graders and 7% of seventh-graders used e-cigarettes in the past month, according to a 2017-18 survey of almost 130,000 teenagers.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says America is on the “verge of making education great again.”
If lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer don’t get a budget in place by Sept. 30 state functions like road construction, state parks and Secretary of State branches will shut down, according to a memo from the state budget office.