Governor Gretchen Whitmer Admits to Cutting ‘Critical Services’ Governor Gretchen Whitmer Admits to Cutting ‘Critical Services’ – Michigan Rising Action

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Admits to Cutting ‘Critical Services’

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Admits to Cutting ‘Critical Services’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finally admitted the funds she cut from the state budget are “critical services” people are counting on during an interview with reporters in Detroit.

October 28, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finally admitted the funds she cut from the state budget are “critical services” people are counting on during an interview with reporters in Detroit. The comments from the Governor come as the supplemental budget bills Republicans introduced after Whitmer’s vetoes appear to be gaining momentum for passage. 

“Gov. Whitmer has finally admitted to using at-risk students, healthcare, autism services, and public safety as negotiating pawns for her gas tax increase,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of Michigan Rising Action. “By vetoing and diverting funds for the roads while turning other critical services into negotiating pawns, Whitmer has shown she views policy through the lens of political expediency and not what is best for the state.”

Michigan media outlets have covered the 147 line items vetoes Whitmer issued nearly a month ago. Whitmer cut funds for roads and bridgesautism services, at-risk students attending charter schools, rural healthcarepublic safety, opioid addiction recovery, and many additional services. 

Michigan Rising Action has documented Whitmer’s budget vetoes and her contradicting statements and actions on issues she has called “life and death” through a series of videos. They include: 

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