Supplemental spending bills introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would fund scholarships for students who attend in-state private colleges and a per-student funding increase for charter schools.
Republicans also want to make payments to local governments that can’t tax state-owned land, fund a summer program for third-graders lagging in reading and ensure that about 120 sheriff’s deputies keep patrolling county and local roads.
A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says lawmakers are preparing for potential budget-related action and nothing has been decided pending talks with Whitmer. Legislative leaders and Whitmer plan to meet Thursday.
She vetoed nearly $1 billion in proposed spending after budget discussions broke down.