With just 10 days to go before the deadline for approving the 2009-10 state budget, some of the key battles are beginning to shape up.
In the face of a $2.8-billion deficit, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township, signed an agreement last week that would call for $1.2 billion in cuts.
A significant number of Michigan residents rely on state-funded health and human services to stay healthy and to stay safe. Many of these services are in jeopardy as the Michigan Legislature and Governor Granholm try to balance the state budget.
Michigan’s elected officials need to hear from their constituents – that’s YOU – that they MUST search for more revenue to fund these vital services instead of cutting or eliminating them. The future of our state, and the quality of life of its residents – again, that’s YOU – depend on it!