LANSING Oct. 1, 2019 — Last night Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued 147 line-item vetoes while signing the budgets, before holding a State Administrative Board meeting this morning to transfer an additional $625 million in funding to other areas of the budget. In response, House Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement:

“As the House Democrats’ votes indicated, the majority of Republican budgets failed to provide real solutions for Michigan’s most urgent challenges or reflect the priorities of Michiganders. Gov. Whitmer is using every tool at her disposal to protect the people of this state and should be commended for it. House Democrats have already identified several new revenue opportunities to address the challenges facing this state, and we welcome our Republican colleagues back to the negotiating table to join us in that conversation. It’s time to put partisanship aside and deliver real solutions. Michiganders deserve — and expect — better.”