LANSING, Mich. — The state House passed a budget that would temporarily extend funding for K-12 schools for another 30 days shortly after missing a deadline to pass a permanent budget.
The House did not approve the bill until about 10 minutes after state government entered a partial government shutdown.
The Senate already has approved the bill, but it needs immediate effect.
The Democrat-led House has twice failed to pass a permanent spending plan for K-12 schools because it includes a $218 per student cut in funding.
Unlike many of the budget bills that many Democrats had opposed were passed earlier Wednesday, the education bill also was getting “no” votes from many Republican lawmakers.