Lawmakers, Whitmer Reach Budget Framework With No K-12 Cuts

(Lansing, MI – AP) – Republican lawmakers and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to a budget framework, saying there will be no cuts to K-12 schools or municipalities despite the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on tax revenues.The deal announced Monday came 17 days before the start of the fiscal year. Few specifics were released, including whether spending will be reduced in some areas. The chairs of legislative budget subcommittee will now take their spending “target” levels and work to iron out bills. Legislators will take final votes next week. The agreement was announced three weeks after the state received a better-than-expected revenue forecast.