LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2022 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes significant investments in education, infrastructure and the economy. Specifically, the state budget increases the per-pupil educational allocation by over 5% and pays up to $10,000 in tuition fees per year for aspiring teachers. It also invests $3 million in the Office of Rural Development. In response to the budget approval, state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement: 

“This budget makes a number of wise investments in our state. It will help more students attain a degree and mitigate the teacher shortage in our state. It makes a number of common-sense investments in roads, bridges and clean water. Finally, it will offer crucial support for the Office of Rural Development to help ensure agricultural communities address their unique challenges. No budget is perfect, but this one represents the right set of priorities.”