LANSING – Today, Gov. Whitmer exercised her line-item veto prerogative, zeroing out nearly $130 million of line items in the School Aid budget. Many of the categoricals are direct spending on corporate handouts, but some represent priorities that school districts rely on for operations. We encourage the governor and lawmakers to begin negotiations on a supplemental spending bill in earnest so that districts can go on with the school year with certainty. We recognize that no budget proposal, so far, has fully funded schools to an adequate or equitable level. We are hopeful that in the next few months, leaders in Lansing can come together to work on a more comprehensive budget solution that invests substantial new revenue in the classroom, establishes a weighted foundation allowance formula, and removes higher education and community college funding from the School Aid Fund.