Politics & Government
3:26 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Governor's goals for 2014 include more money for preschool

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Gov. Rick Snyder says his priorities for 2014 include making sure every child from a low-income family has access to preschool.

“We’re going to hopefully continue on the path with early childhood," Snyder said. "We still haven’t taken care of the entire waiting list based on need. There’s probably about another 13,000 on the waiting list. It would be good to get them into preschool.”

The governor says funding to get more kids into preschool is part of his 2014 budget proposal. He says employment training and connecting people to job openings will also be priorities this year.

The governor says he does not have a position on the end of extended jobless benefits that will affect thousands of long-term unemployed people in the state. He says that’s a federal government issue.