Republicans Criticize Whitmer for Vetoing Reading Scholarship Program

Republicans are criticizing Governor Whitmer’s veto of $155 million in reading scholarships.

They say the spending would have helped students who suffered learning loss during the pandemic. Supporters of the governor’s decision compare the grants to vouchers.

The Republican led House was unable to override Whitmer’s veto.

The spending was struck down when she signed the $17 billion school budget this month.

Had it passed, Grand Valley State University would have been given the $155 million to distribute to K-5 students.