LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed onto a $150 million funding package to fight the coronavirus pandemic while vetoing $167 million she says should be saved as Michigan confronts likely plummeting tax revenues amid the pandemic’s economic fallout.
Just weeks ago, the Democratic governor and Republican-led Legislature agreed to additional mid-year spending to fund their priorities after a budget impasse last fall.
Whitmer said Monday “the world has changed.”
She blocked $35 million for a new program that would have provided financial assistance for adults age 25 and older to attend community college.
Also vetoed was $16 million to partially revive Pure Michigan tourism campaign.