LANSING, Mich. (1/6/09)--Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed into law a Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL)-supported bill that would allow a financial education course to satisfy part of the state’s high school math requirements. Senate Bill 834, now Public Act 316 of 2008, was signed into law Dec. 17. It was introduced in October 2007 by State Sen. Michael Switalski (D-Roseville), said MCUL. “This amendment to the Michigan high school math curriculum demonstrates how lawmakers and schools are recognizing the increasing importance of financial education,” said Patrick La Pine, league executive vice president, in the league’s newsletter (Michigan Monitor Jan. 5). “Financial literacy is an integral part of the credit union social mission, and the introduction and approval of this bill has been a priority of the MCUL. To see it signed into law with strong support is encouraging and serves as a significant step toward teaching students the money management skills that will serve them their whole lives,” La Pine told the publication.