Senator Whitmer's statement, in which Senators Clark-Coleman, Scott and Brater concurred, is as follows:
I voted "no" on that last bill because this is just yet another one-time fix. Michigan has a structural budget deficit
that this Legislature for ten years, has avoided making the long-term tough decisions to put our ship right. This is
simply a get-out-of-dodge move. I am not going to support it. I am tired of these one-time fixes.