Snyder budget: More for schools, roads; end to food contract

Snyder budget: More for schools, roads; end to food contract

In Lansing, Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a budget shift to allocate more money to public schools and infrastructure. Gov. Snyder asked lawmakers for an increase in $240 per-student in districts that receive the minimum grant amount. He also proposed shifting $325 million in general funds to road and bridge work – more than double what was expected. These changes would occur alongside a movement to end the current contract with Trinity Food Services, a company that feeds state prisoners. The Governor said he doesn’t plan to extend the contract with Trinity Food Services once it ends in July, saying the benefits of privatization — which has not been “successful” — do not outweigh the costs.

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