LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed much needed relief for Michigan residents impacted by her shutdowns over the past year.
Gov. Whitmer vetoed several spending measures to provide relief for Michiganders passed by the legislature.
State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R – Manton) said the governor line item vetoed $150 million for the unemployment fund to offset fraud that occurred in 2020.
In addition, Whitmer axed $405 million for business tax relief, $86.6 million for nonpublic schools that remained open, and $10 million for summer school for students who fell behind while the state was locked down.
Republicans attempted to override the veto, but Democrats, many of whom voted to pass the legislation, flipped to side with Whitmer.