LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers are approving plans to address a $2.2 billion state budget hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
They're relying on a mix of federal funding, the state’s cash reserves and budget cuts.
Lawmakers approved plans during a joint Wednesday session of the House and Senate Appropriations committees.
That included signing off on an executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that cuts nearly $667 million from the budget including reducing funding to state agencies and a hiring freeze.
The Senate signed off on two plans appropriating funding for schools.