Gov. Whitmer proposes free lunch, breakfast for all students in new budget

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a record-breaking budget proposal that would make a big difference for Michigan families. The $79 billion budget includes a general fund of nearly $15 billion And school aid of $19 billion. The governor is pushing for universal pre-k, help for teachers, and free breakfast and lunch for all public school students. Many parents are hoping the free lunch plan will survive when the legislature votes on the budget over the next few weeks. "I think it's phenomenal," parent Millicent Dasgupta said. Dasgupta has four children in the Southfield Public School District and believes the plan would benefit any family regardless of their financial status. "I think this is a great thing that will certainly take a burden and a worry off of parents to pack a lunch for kids," she said.