10/7/19 – Spending vetoed by Whitmer may be revived , if deal reached

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a session at the National Governor's Association conference in Salt Lake City. Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region want candidates in next year's presidential election, including President Trump, to back a plan for protecting their freshwater resources. Led by Whitmer, the governors on Monday, July 29, 2019, proposed a six-point platform that seeks increases in federal spending on water treatment infrastructure and environmental cleanups. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t specifying which of the near-$1 billion in vetoed funding she wants to restore if a budget deal can be reached with the Republican-led Legislature.

But a look at what the Democrat backed in her initial plan provides an indication of what ultimately may be revived.

The list includes scholarships for students at in-state private colleges, the Pure Michigan advertising program and a funding increase for charter schools.

Other spending that Whitmer vetoed after previously supporting it includes payments to counties to house state inmates and hire deputies for road patrols.

Whitmer says her vetoes shouldn’t be a surprise because Republicans passed a budget without her input after giving “ultimatums.” Republicans — who want to work on non-budget issues for now — say she left talks.