Republicans question how Whitmer will pay for plan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A day after outlining her vision for Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, trying to drum up support for her education plan which includes debt-free community college.

The question now: Is there common ground to be found between the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic governor, or just an old common problem?

"I do believe we can find common ground on this one, especially because as you rightfully pointed out, the last administration recognized how important this was, just weren't able to make it a reality,” Whitmer told the group at GRCC. “We're going to make sure that we do, but I am going to need help from everyone here, from everyone who confronts these great programs, who benefited from the programs, from employers who see the value in them because this is about every one of us.”

Republicans also responded Wednesday to Whitmer’s State of the State address.

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