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Whitmer’s budget promises free education and lower family costs

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday presented a $80.7 billion budget that aims to boost education spending and deliver on her promise to provide students free education from preschool through community college. The second-term Democratic governor unveiled her budget proposal in a joint session between the House and Senate appropriations committees. It follows a State of the State speech last month where Whitmer concentrated on initiatives such as free community college for all high school graduates, free preschool for 4-year-olds and continuing a free breakfast and...

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