GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In Lansing, state legislators are going through the yearly ritual of putting together a budget.
“We’ve been frustrated over the last year that we’ve continually been cut out of the budget process, the policy process. The governor went alone on a road plan. And we’re trying to bring ourselves back to the table and say, hey, there are three branches to government, the Legislature has a role in this,” Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-, Grant, who is on the House Appropriations Committee. “Last year the budget process was basically three people sitting in a room coming up with a budget.”