**PHOTO ADVISORY** Stamas chairs joint committee meeting for governor’s budget recommendation

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, listens as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (left) presents her fiscal year 2020 state budget recommendation during a joint meeting of the Senate and House appropriations committees on Tuesday. The governor’s recommendation starts the process of enacting a state budget for the next fiscal year.

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