Michigan officials hold budget meeting, request federal assistance

Lawmakers met in Lansing Friday to discuss a massive hole in the state’s budget -- all due to the cost of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders.
Lawmakers met in Lansing Friday to discuss a massive hole in the state’s budget -- all due to the cost of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders.

LANSING, Mich. – Lawmakers met in Lansing Friday to discuss a massive hole in the state’s budget -- all due to the cost of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders.

The School Aid Fund is down $2.2 billion, making school districts brace for big cuts.

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Chris Kolb, Michigan’s Budget Director, is also insisting that the federal government assist the state, but there’s no guarantees any help is coming.

You can watch Shawn Ley’s full story above.

The Consensus Revenue Estimate for 2020-21 and 2021-22 can be read below.


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Shawn Ley is an Emmy-Award winning reporter. In more than 20 years covering stories in television news, Shawn’s reporting has taken him from war-torn eastern Europe, to reporting from an F-16 fighter jet and now to the fast and furious breaking news of Detroit.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.