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Governor Whitmer and legislative leaders announce bipartisan deal ahead of new school year

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right, and an interpreter during a press conference in August 14, 2020.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right, and an interpreter during a press conference in August 14, 2020.(WLUC/Press Conference)
Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 9:28 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Friday evening Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Mike Shirkey, Sen. Jim Ananich, Rep. Lee Chatfield, and Rep. Christine Greig issued the following joint statement after reaching a bipartisan deal regarding the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

“Today, we reached a bipartisan deal that will give students, parents, educators, and support staff much needed support, flexibility, and certainty as we approach the new school year. They deserve peace of mind about what the next few months will hold in store, and this legislation will provide it.”

The agreement between the legislature and Gov. Whitmer is now expected to go the Senate on Saturday and the House on Monday.

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