September 25, 2019
Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO released the following statement after the GOP-led legislature held a marathon session to quickly pass budgets in the final days of the fiscal year.
“Republican leadership didn’t take their responsibility to pass a budget seriously and chose to take a summer vacation instead. Now, the working families of Michigan have to suffer the consequences of the legislature’s last-minute attempt to get a budget done. Governor Whitmer should use her executive authority to either line-item or out-right veto certain individual budgets and force the legislature to fix their mistakes. The working people of this state deserve better than this rushed, sloppy attempt at a budget.”