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Gov. Snyder to include more money for education in budget plan

Feb 4, 2018

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI)
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

This week, Gov. Snyder rolls out his final budget plan.

He’s promised more money for K-12 education.   

In his State of the State address last month, Snyder promised the largest increase in minimum per pupil funding in 15 years. We’ll find out exactly how much that will be when his budget plan is delivered to state lawmakers on Wednesday.

Michigan teachers will be closely watching.

The Michigan Education Association calls news media reports saying the governor will propose a $233 increase “promising.”

But the teachers union is reserving final judgment until it sees the “full extent” of Snyder’s plan for school funding.