LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2022 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes significant investments in Greater Lansing and Michigan as a whole. Specifically, the budget includes $5 million to help in the economic recovery of Downtown Lansing and $55 million to support the Michigan Reconnect program, which covers tuition for returning adult students pursuing an associate degree or trades training. In response to the budget approval, state Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) issued the following statement:

“Today, we worked to prioritize the education, health and economic recovery of Michigan residents. In particular, this budget will aid in the continued revitalization of Downtown Lansing as we recover from the pandemic. Investments in Lansing schools, MSU, LCC and revenue sharing for police and fire protection will help our community thrive. Finally, I’m pleased to see continued support for Michigan Reconnect, a program conceived by legislation I sponsored, to provide a pathway to professional success for millions of Michiganders.”