Lucido: Senate approves supplementals as first step in restoring governor’s cuts

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, issued the following statement on Wednesday, after the Senate approved supplemental appropriations legislation aimed at restoring funds in the fiscal year 2020 budget that were previously cut by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:

“While I have been critical of Governor Whitmer’s budget vetoes and administrative board transfer trickery, I have also stated my willingness to work together to reverse those cuts to restore vital funding that was needlessly taken from so many programs and services that our people rely on daily.

“Today, the Senate followed through and approved two budget supplementals that could be the first step in getting that funding restored. Schools, police departments, rural hospitals, drug treatment programs, veterans, and so many more are all waiting on the money that was promised them, and I am hopeful that the governor will do the right thing and sign them when they reach her desk so we can get Michigan back moving in the right direction.”