The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes.
“It looks Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey went on summer vacation before getting his homework done. We are just days away from the crucial July 1 budget deadline, and Shirkey is nowhere to be found. It appears as though he has decided that taking a vacation is more important than making sure our schools and cities have the resources they need to operate.
No word on whether or not Republican Senator Tom Barrett has held Shirkey to the same standards as the Governor by demanding a briefing on Shirkey’s travel plans before he left town.”