Michigan Senate Appropriations committee cuts 1.5 billion

On Thursday the Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee sent a series of bills to the full senate that will cut close to $1.5 billion dollars in the overall state budget.

Here is a break out of what was done this week at the senate committee level:

$735.5 million from K-12 School funding.

$10 million from community colleges.

$213.1 million from state universities.

$400 million from local revenue sharing that assists those communities with police, fire and other services.

$290.2 million from the Community Health budget.

$201.1 million from social programs that are part of the safety net.

$101.1 million from the corrections budget primarily prisons.
These cuts are just over $300 million dollars more then the Governor proposed in his budget back in February.

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