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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Talks Roads, Budget Impasse at State Capitol

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Road and budget talks are “inseverable,” Whitmer says on Detroit Today. “And it would be foolish to try to separate them out.”

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Lawmakers are back in Lansing trying to hammer out a deal to both fix the roads and pass a state budget. If they fail to get a budget done before October 1st, we could be looking at a partial state government shutdown.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is putting on a full court press trying to get Republican legislative leaders to act on a budget and she has said a road funding fix must be part of that legislation.

But with student heading back to class without districts having an education budget to work with and state workers possibly getting layoff notices within the next couple weeks, is that still realistic?


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They’re inseverable at this point in time,” Whitmer says on Detroit Today. “And it would be foolish to try to separate them out.”

We’ve got to get it done. A road plan has direct implications across the budget,” she continues.

Click on the audio player above to hear Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discuss stalled negotiations on roads and the budget on Detroit Today.

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