VIDEO: Whitmer wants to make Michigan ‘a state of lifelong learners’

By Kyle Kaminski

February 16, 2024
@gandernewsroom

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her latest state budget proposal this week—and it includes plans to provide free preschool for all 4-year-old Michiganders, as well as fully fund the first two years of community college for every high school graduate in the state. If approved by state lawmakers, the plan would save families with children an average of $10,000 a year, and community college students would save an average of about $4,000. “We know that we have to be a state of lifelong learners,” Whitmer said. “We’ve got to be nimble and we’ve got to make sure that we have the skills that lead to high-wage jobs.” #statebudget #Michigan #michigander

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her latest state budget proposal this week—and it includes plans to provide free preschool for all 4-year-old Michiganders, as well as fully fund the first two years of community college for every high school graduate in the state. If approved by state lawmakers, the plan would save families with children an average of $10,000 a year, and community college students would save an average of about $4,000. “We know that we have to be a state of lifelong learners,” Whitmer said. “We’ve got to be nimble and we’ve got to make sure that we have the skills that lead to high-wage jobs.”

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  • Kyle Kaminski

    Kyle Kaminski is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than a decade of experience covering news across Michigan. Prior to joining The ‘Gander, Kyle worked as the managing editor at City Pulse in Lansing and as a reporter for the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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