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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.
Other headlines for July 20, 2022:
- City of Detroit suspends Detroit ID program, seeks new vendor over data leak
- Celebration to open 36th annual convention of the Black Theater Network
- Over 9,300 Can-Am Ryker motorcycles recalled due to faulty handlebar bolt
- Detroit Lions hosting family festival day outside Ford Field
Photo Credit: State of Michigan