"We've got a great university system and we want to make sure it remains great, but just like any other entity, if you can't cut 5 percent a year, you are not doing your job," said Granholm Tuesday [December 16, 2003] in an interview with Booth Newspapers.*
I wonder if "any other entity" would include state government and its many departments. If the governor had heeded her own advice since 2003, we would not have a deficit in our current year budget, and we would not need a tax increase to replace the Single Business Tax. The Gov. has proposed in INCREASE in state spending of over $1 BILLION for next year alone.
*Flint Journal, Wednesday, December 17, 2003.