Gov. Whitmer: Legislature sent a “phony budget” and needs to come back to table

Oct 3, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday she would submit a supplemental spending plan to the state Legislature. That means she's throwing her budget priorities back to Republican lawmakers, after reworking and vetoing parts of the budget they sent to her.

Governor Whitmer told Stateside that the vetoes were necessary because the budget sent to her by the Republican-controlled legislature did not adequately fund roads and other high priority items. Whitmer says that legislators need to come back to the table to figure out a better plan.

Michigan Radio’s political reporter Chenya Roth gives us her take on the governor's remarks, and explains how they reflect the political climate in the state more broadly.
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