Top lawmakers and Gov. Jennifer Granholm say they have tentatively agreed on how much to spend on state government next budget year.
The state would spend about $44 billion under the deal reached Wednesday, 1.8 percent more than this year. That's about $400 million less than what Granholm proposed in February.
Makes this next statement from Bishop rather confusing-
"There really weren't any sticking points. We had the momentum going forward," said Senate Majority Leader Mike BISHOP (R- Rochester). "We knew where we were going to get in and cut."
Bishop added that in the future state government needs to take a more serious look at structural reforms to cut costs.
OK, Mike. As soon as you termed out, we will be able to get more stuff done. Guarantee it.