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Michigan legislature passes new budget

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Posted at 6:08 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 06:08:47-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers have passed a $62.7 billion spending plan about a week before the deadline to enact the next budget.

Bills were made public Wednesday and quickly won final approval before going to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Thanks to a federal coronavirus bailout, spending will generally stay flat.

Schools will see a slight boost in funding.

The governor and lawmakers also agreed to fund tuition assistance for adults to go to community college, give school support staff a $250 payment for working in the pandemic, and make nearly 6,000 more children eligible for child care subsidies.