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Whitmer signs bipartisan bills into law day before expected budget vetoes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed multiple bills on Tuesday adopted with Republican and Democratic support. That’s before tomorrow (WED), when she plans the fight over abortion rights in Michigan will resume.

Whitmer said it’s a day to cheer bipartisanship as she signed a widely popular bill to help pay for upgrades to lake and river ports, many of which are too shallow to handle large, modern freight and tanker ships. This is considered a critical infrastructure improvement.

Another bill would boost the penalties for raising false active shooter alarms in schools and other places.

In a statement, Whitmer said she’s signed more than 900 bills that were adopted with bipartisan support. That comes a day before she’s planning to sign a budget bill with multiple line-item vetoes to strike provisions that would restrict or discourage abortions.