Granholm's trying to force the state Senate to raise taxes. Yesterday, she slashed $51 million from 39 Michigan districts, believing that lawmakers would be unwilling to allow that to happen and agree to raising taxes.
Because that would be such a good idea for Michigan. @@
Hopefully, the Senate will stick to their guns:
The vetoes won't bully the Republican-controlled Senate into raising taxes, said Matt Marsden, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop.
"Those lines the governor vetoed will simply be unfunded," Marsden said.
The "Educator of the Year" - slashing education. What a trooper she is!
Granholm said she intends to veto portions of the legislation to put pressure on the Legislature to restore funding to those priorities and approve tax and fee hikes to help pay for them.
In a letter to Granholm, Bishop warned that any vetoed items were likely gone for the year.
"Do not veto portions of these budgets with the expectation that money will be reappropriated. There is not sufficient support in the Senate Republican caucus for tax increases and for you to think otherwise is a mistake."