Granholm acknowledged GOP leaders proposed a balanced budget some time ago that didn't include new taxes, but said it cut so deeply that it would hurt the state irreparably.
"They did it, and they eliminated the promise scholarship. They did it by slashing public education to the tune of $218 dollars per pupil, which will force some school districts to go into bankruptcy. They did it by slashing revenue sharing to cities, so the city of Detroit is going to lose $32 to 38 million dollars. That means police and firefighters on the street. They did it by slashing the Medicaid rates for the providers so low that we're going to see nursing homes closed and seniors put out into the street."
Republicans have made their statement, Granholm said, and now it's time for a compromise.
Too bad for her that there are so very few "pragmatic people" in elected office these days. You can listen to the whole interview at the link above.