Statement from House Democratic Leader Sam Singh on the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference’s prediction of higher state revenues:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“As the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference anticipates little growth in the coming years, we must ensure that we make wise decisions about where that money should go. Instead of entertaining proposals that would dramatically reduce state revenue, these dollars must be invested where they matter most: better funding for our schools, job training for hardworking Michiganders and community funding for police and fire protection. We must repair our decaying infrastructure and end the humanitarian crisis in Flint, where families still do not have safe drinking water. Michigan’s economy is modestly improving, but everyday working families still aren’t feeling it. We need to invest taxpayer dollars in ways that will benefit taxpayers the most.”