Clock is Ticking for Governor Gretchen Whitmer
According to WILX, the clock is ticking for Governor Gretchen Whitmer this morning. Whitmer implied she would not shut down the government by vetoing any of the 16 bills on her desk, but the clock is counting down to midnight when the signed bills are due.
Whitmer could still use her line item veto power to eliminate specific parts of the budget without actually allowing the state to shut down.
Republicans and Whitmer battled back and forth over the budget for roads. That bill, passed by Republicans, puts an additional $400 million in a one time funding for roads and bridges. Whitmer said that's not enough.
The governor will be exercising the powers that she can to get our budget into the best possible shape with what has been presented.
No matter what actions Whitmer takes, everything appears in place to avoid state departments from closing Tuesday.