Granholm Proposes $134 Million in Cuts

Michigan’s recent wave of budget-slashing is apparently not done with yet.

Governor Jennifer Granholm is proposing $134 million in cuts from this year’s state budget.

She’s told the state House and Senate Appropriations Committees about this, and she calls it a first step in addressing the challenges posed by the soft national economy and the struggles of the auto industry.

But NMU, Michigan Tech and Lake State can breathe a little easier.

Higher education is one of the areas that wouldn’t be touched.

The plan does call for $40 million in program cuts, including closing a state prison.

The governor hasn’t said which one that would be.