LANSING — Earlier today, the Michigan House voted to override Gov. Rick Snyder’s veto of Senate Bills 94 and 95, which accelerate the phasing out of applying sales tax to the value of a trade-in vehicle when buying a new one. In response, state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“I voted against overriding the governor’s veto because I am concerned about continued reductions in the School Aid Fund. Now that we are learning that Michigan schools are severely underfunded, some by nearly $2,000 per pupil, we need to find ways to increase funding for education. Every child deserves a great education, and we can’t provide that by taking even more money out of the classroom. This veto override will reduce revenue for the School Aid Fund, and for that reason, I could not support it.”