LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature gave approval Tuesday to $44.7 billion in state spending, setting the stage for a showdown with a Democratic governor who called the final budget bills "a mess" weeks after talks broke down.
The next fiscal year starts in a week. It appears unlikely there will be a partial government shutdown, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could partly or fully veto spending measures.
"These budgets are a mess," she said in a written statement that accused Republicans of "playing more shell games with the state budget so they can buy a phony talking point that they're spending 'record money' on roads."
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