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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.
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.
High school students dreading another algebra class as they prepare for graduation would have some respite under legislation introduced in the state Senate this week.
Penalties could become more severe for drivers who fail to stop for a school bus displaying its stop signals under a new bill.
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.