Michigan has a budget. The governor signed the 20-18 spending plan today in Grand Rapids.
The governor and lawmakers had more trouble than usual getting the budget done.
Typically the governor wants the budget signed by July 1st of every year. But things got a little bumpy this time.
The governor was even kicked out of negotiations for a little while. But State Senate Appropriations Chair Dave Hildenbrand, a Republican, says eventually differences got settled.
“Glad to see this one got done because it was a little bit more of a challenge than in the past. But we got it done.”
The biggest difference was making changes to the teacher retirement system. Governor Snyder says working through difference is all part of the process.