Governor Rick Snyder Proposed Boosting Base Funding for Public Schools
Governor Rick Snyder proposed boosting base funding for most of Michigan's public schools by the largest amount in 17 years, spending more on road repairs than planned and ending the use of a company to feed state prisoners.
In his 8th and final budget presentation, Snyder asked lawmakers for a $240 per-pupil increase for school districts that get the minimum grant.
Snyder also proposed shifting $325 million in general funds to road and bridge work, more than double the $150 million that is called for under a 2015 transportation funding deal that is gradually being phased in. Here's more from the Associated Press.