Gov. Whitmer, Republican leaders agree on bipartisan budget

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 19:43:35-04

LANSING (WXYZ) — On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP leaders reached a bipartisan budget agreement for fiscal year 2020.

The agreement includes adjustments to the 2020 budget, as well as allocation of Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars, a release states.

It also includes what's described as "modest reductions" to the current year funding, while also providing CARES Act funding for Michigan schools and local governments, which have been hard hit by the pandemic.

"COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our state budget. In this time of crisis, it is our responsibility to come together and build a budget that reflects a bipartisan commitment to the things we value most as Michiganders," Whitmer said. "This agreement provides crucial funding for Michigan families, schools, and communities grappling with costs incurred as a result of the virus.

"Our collective priority is a healthy state and a healthy economy. We are committed to working together to address the remaining shortfalls in next year’s budget and we are looking to our partners in Congress for support to help maintain the essential services relied upon by our families and small businesses.”

Read the budget below.

Budget Agreement by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd