Lawmaker highlights investments in equity, inclusion so all Michiganders can thrive 

A photo of state Rep. Felicia Brabec speaking on the House floor.

State Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) speaks on the House floor.

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. Democratic leaders crafted a budget focused on strategic, targeted investments that improve the lives of people and hometowns across Michigan without raising taxes. After the vote, state Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) issued the following statement:

“As Democrats, one of our top priorities is bolstering equity and inclusion so all Michiganders can thrive. This year’s budget empowers more people to have a seat at the table by funding a tribal liaison for the state Legislature, opening up formal channels of communication with our tribal government partners. Michigan Democrats are making common-sense investments to reduce language barriers to state services and information, bring justice to survivors of sexual assault through Operation Survivor Justice and ensure Michiganders can access lifesaving medical care by promoting live organ donation with the Living Donor Tax Credit. I’m proud to have helped pass a state budget that champions equity, supports Michigan’s diversity and allows individuals to strive toward healing and uplifting their wellbeing.”