Michigan House Approves Bill for Nearly $40 Billion in General Spending

The Michigan House approved a nearly $40 billion budget bill.

It would boost spending on road construction and dental coverage for low-income kids, among other priorities.

The bill would also fund the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis.

Many democrats voted against the bill, upset about public money governing the Flint-related criminal probes.

After the Senate ok’s its own budget plan, legislators hope to have a deal by early June.