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Karoub Report – March 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 14, 2018

As the school safety debate continues to heat up, state legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder are responding. Gov. Snyder  has advised Budget Director John Walsh to set aside some state money for school safety as his office does an “extensive review” of what other states are proposing on the issue; Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) says he would like to see the state use as much as a “majority” of the projected $889 million in the state’s rainy day fund for a school safety initiative; Rosie Jones, spokesperson for the Senate Democrats, said legislation will be coming soon on the topic of school safety, but she is not sure whether it will be in the form of a bill package or a string of individual bills; Election committees in the House and Senate appear to be moving forward on legislation that would create a system to allow Michigan residents to register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s ExpressSOS.com; The Legislature has sent the Governor $175 million in leftover General Fund dollars from last year in additional dollars for state and local transportation departments to fix roads; and House Democrats are proposing community college be “tuition free” for all state residents in their 2018 priorities. For more information on these and other legislative issues, click on the March 2018 Karoub Report below.

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