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Whitmer signs $62.7B budget that funds tuition assistance

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 15:22:05-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year.

It will fund a new tuition-assistance program for adults and avoid major government cuts despite the economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic.

The plan, which has bipartisan legislative support, also includes a slight boost in aid for schools and a full or partial restoration of tourism and job-training funds that were vetoed amid an impasse a year ago and again when COVID-19 struck.

The process was delayed this year due to uncertainty over the pandemic’s effect on tax revenues.