Detroit Evening Report, July 20, 2022: Gov. Whitmer signs Michigan budget

Gretchen Whitmer

Photo Credit: State of Michigan

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed the final piece of a $76 billion state budget into law.

Whitmer largely backed the bipartisan plan she signed off on earlier today, but vetoed money that Republicans had funneled toward anti-abortion causes. Lawmakers met for weeks to develop the budget proposal and announced a deal in late June.

But they couldn’t agree on how to lower taxes.

Among other items, the new budget allocates $6 billion toward state and local roads, bridges and other transportation projects. The budget also puts about $2.6 billion toward public pension systems.

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Photo Credit: State of Michigan

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.