Shirkey in “no rush” to address vetoes

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, today issued the following statement after Governor Whitmer revealed her budget intentions:

“My Governor has used her red pen to exact 147 vetoes and eliminate nearly a billion dollars from the state budget. She has taken extraordinary measures to further rearrange the budget through the state administrative board. We now know my Governor’s fiscal plan for Michigan.

There is no amount of red pen usage that will result in enough green buttons pushed in the Senate to get my Governor what she wants.

The Senate will continue to partner with our colleagues across the aisle and in the House to pass bipartisan policies that benefit all Michiganders. We are in no rush to participate in Governor Whitmer’s ‘tug of war’.”