Gov. Whitmer explains budget in virtual town hall


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday to discuss her 2022 budget proposal.

Whitmer was joined by her budget director Dave Massaron to discuss the economic crisis caused by the pandemic and the budget.

Watch a replay of the town hall above.

The Democratic governor’s about $67 billion proposal includes more money for schools and several one-time expenditures for infrastructure that raised concerns among Republicans who control the Legislature. The next step in the budgeting process is for lawmakers to hammer out a budget and pass it.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce organized the town hall.

Whitmer will testify before Congress this morning about national infrastructure, which you can watch here. She is also holding a press conference about coronavirus at 1:30 p.m., which you can see here.

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