Friday, January 15, 2010

Bishop: "We'll Just Totally Have to Cut Higher Education Funding"

And you thought tuition rates are high now...

Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, has said the Senate will not act on any proposed tax increases despite some measure of public support, so Dillon said balancing the budget will require creative solutions.

What will a balanced budget look like without tax increases?

"My estimate is we'll just totally have to cut higher education funding," Bishop said, arguing that such a move will set back the state's progress towards a knowledge-based economy.

Hmmm. So much for "compromise" coming out of the Senate. Wonder if those business leaders and all those who cry over Michigan's broken government will bother to point out who is holding up progress...