2008 Senate Bill 1107

Senate Roll Call 211: Passed

The Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008-2009 school aid budget. This would appropriate $13.381 billion, compared to $13.006 billion, which was the FY 2007-2008 amount appropriated in 2007 (which includes supplemental budgets and executive order changes adopted in addition to the previous year’s budget). It would raise the minimum per-pupil foundation grant by $71 per pupil at higher-spending schools, and $142 at lower spending ones. Unlike the executive budget recommendation proposed by Gov. Granholm, (<a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2008-SB-1149">Senate Bill 1149</a>), the Senate version does not include money for more full day kindergarten programs, or for a program to use borrowed money to give subsidies to certain lower income school districts so they can close existing high schools and replace them with smaller high schools. The Senate would spread the money that would have gone for debt service on that to all districts for infrastructure spending.

36 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (19 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (17 Yeas / 0 Nays)