Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week.
The state Senate Appropriations committee will consider and possibly vote on multiple budgets – including for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Those budgets moving through the Senate include large cuts to what Governor Gretchen Whitmer recommended in her proposed budget.
Amber McCann is a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey.
“It was strictly to put those discretionary dollars that we have at our disposal toward things, for instance, like accelerating road funding,” says McCann.