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House and Senate Approve State Budget
It took just 15 minutes to pass a $56.7 billion state budget this morning. The new budget includes:
But wait, there’s more…
Without fail, there’s always one lawmaker that sneaks something into the budget that makes us scratch our heads. This year, Sen. Hildenbrand managed to get $1 million for a showboat in his district.
It turns out that this particular showboat is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which is a mystery to us because Michigan has absolutely no connection to him. So, while southern states are beginning to replace Confederate monuments, Sen. Hildenbrand wants to spend taxpayer money to revive one.
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