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Whitmer Proposes Budget Increase for Education

Feb 13, 2020

MEA Capitol Comments
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer launched the process for developing next year’s state budget with a proposed spending plan that includes increases for education and weighted funding for students who are costlier to educate. 

Whitmer is proposing a $415 million increase in K-12 funding and additional money for universities and community colleges. 

Under the Whitmer plan, base per-pupil funding would increase $150-220 per student with additional dollars going toward special education, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students.   

MEA lobbyists will continue to monitor the budget closely throughout the appropriations process. The House and Senate will issue their budget proposals in the spring. 

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