Governor Signs State Budget into Law
Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham) participated in the bill-signing ceremony.
State Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham) was alongside Gov. Rick Snyder as he signed the 2011-12 budget into law Tuesday afternoon.
The $47.4 billion budget resolves a $1.5 billion shortfall with various cuts to education and government services.
Moss, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has said the cuts were necessary to revitalize Michigan's economy.
“Cuts are hard because it affects someone, somewhere,” said Moss. “But we’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a dynamic economy (in Michigan)."
The bill came to Snyder after months of negotiations. Snyder had set a May 31 deadline for lawmakers, who did submit the final budget before Memorial Day.
This is the first time three decades the budget has been completed this early.