Pork barrel is both a noun as in pouring salt into a barrel to preserve pork before the days of refrigeration and it is also a verb as in “to pork-barrel spend.’”It is the latter we explore here.
A local township and a rural hospital will both benefit from the state of Michigan’s fiscal year 2023 budget which was approved by the state Senate last Friday.
The budget, which now heads to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected approval, calls for $6.6 million for Sheridan Community Hospital, as well as $300,000 for a park project in Crystal Township.
While Michigan’s 2022-2023 budget may still be more than four months away from being approved, proposals from both the Democratic governor’s office and the Republican-controlled Legislature continue to take shape.