In an attempt to save education funding from the throws of an unstable economy, Granholm supports extending taxes to cable services.. The new tax proposal would drop Michigan's sales tax to 5.5% and increase its coverage to services. The changes to the current tax structure would generate roughly 500 million in revenue.
Granholm supports any legislation that gives more funding for schools. Because most of school funding comes from sales tax revenues, this proposal would directly benefit public schools.
"The state has to stop cutting education costs," Granholm said," which it did this year by $165 per student" (detnews).
The cuts are being felt by students all over Michigan. At Michigan State, a group of 40 students met with university officials on Tuesday "to voice concerns about potential budget cuts to programs" (State News).
Granholm will continue to fight for students such as these and against legislation that cuts educational programs and funding.
Because of this, Granholm faces dropping ratings. In an article in the Detroit News, Granholm said,"'It doesn't matter. I'm not running again... this is the right thing for Michigan'" (detnews).