2009 House Bill 4860

House Roll Call 535: Passed

To appropriate $159 million in federal “stimulus” money that currently is being reserved for next year’s school budget, and another $59 million the House proposes getting from various tax hikes, to “undo” school spending reductions implemented by Gov. Jennifer Granholm through line-item budget vetoes and “executive order” per pupil foundation grant cuts. The bill would restore half the so-called “section 20(j)” to certain (mostly) wealthier school districts; undo $117 per pupil of the executive order cuts; and add $7.6 million in spending for certain preschool programs.

74 Yeas / 29 Nays
Democrat (61 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Republican (13 Yeas / 29 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (7)