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Spending federal dollars among Whitmer’s top priorities for lame duck

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The holiday season is approaching, and Michigan’s governor is hinting at her policy wish list for rest of the year.

Michigan lawmakers have a little over a month left to get their priorities passed before the new Legislative session begins.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s not sure how productive that lame duck period will be. But she hopes it involves spending remaining federal dollars set aside for Michigan.

“I think that there are some opportunities for State of Michigan, economic development opportunities so there’s just a handful of things and if the legislature doesn’t get to them, we’ll add them to the list of things we’ll accomplish early next year.” said Whitmer.

After spending her entire first term working with a Republican-led Legislature, Whitmer will soon have members of her own Democratic party in charge.