Welcome to a special budget edition e-news from my office. The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget, marking a significant reinvestment in the people of Michigan. The School Aid budget — the largest in Michigan’s history — expands access to free preschool and provides free breakfast and lunch to every public school student. It also includes robust support for at-risk youth, mental health services, before- and after-school programs and so much more. There is no better investment than our kids, and this budget puts our state on a path to a bright future.
The state budget puts unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act to work repairing roads, bridges and water infrastructure throughout the entire state to ensure that money is used in Michigan instead of being sent back to the federal government. Hundreds of millions will go toward lead line remediation and local road repairs. This budget prioritizes the health of Michiganders through increasing wages for direct care workers, providing incentives to expand our behavioral health care workforce, funding sickle cell disease treatment and so much more. We included substantial support for public safety, helping us graduate dozens of Michigan State Police troopers, upgrading their resources, providing specific mental health support for first responders and addressing gun case backlogs in Detroit and Wayne County. These investments will help us clean up contaminated sites, address PFAS and emerging contaminants, and protect the precious ecosystem of the Great Lakes.
I am proud to announce that we are bringing back more than $15 million from the state budget to invest locally. These include local investments in affordable housing, roads, municipal infrastructure and more. We’re honored to deliver for the communities of Southfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Oak Park, and Lathrup Village.
These are just a few highlights of this incredibly exciting budget. These reinvestments mark a new chapter for our state. I can’t wait to see how these investments pay off in the months, years and decades to come. I want to encourage you, again, to please reach out to my office to make your voice heard. Please contact me at JasonHoskins@house.mi.gov or call (517) 373-1180. Democracy only works so long as the people are heard, and you have my promise — whether we agree or not — that my staff and I will always be here to listen to the voices of constituents.
18th House District
In this issue:
- Past E-News Archive
- Committee Assignments
- Upcoming Community Conversations
- Legislative Update
- Press Releases/Statements
Past E-News Archive
You can always find past copies of my e-news at this link.
I am serving on the following committees:
- Economic Development and Small Business (Chair)
- Ethics and Oversight
- Local Government and Municipal Finance
- Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure
Upcoming Community Conversations
If you are a resident of the 18th House District and you’re looking to meet with me in person and share your concerns, I hope you’ll attend one of these free events. Check our website events page often for cancellations and rescheduling.
Southfield Fourth Monday Community Conversations
Join me at the Southfield Public Library Auditorium on the fourth Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents. The Southfield Public Library is located at 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076 Save the Dates! This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:
- Sept. 25 and Oct. 23, unless otherwise noted.
Farmington/Farmington Hills Third Monday Community Conversations
Join me at the Farmington Community Library every third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents. The Farmington Community Library is located at 23500 Liberty Street Farmington MI, 48335 Save the Dates! This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:
- Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, unless otherwise noted.
I have been active in Lansing working hard for our district. You can find a list of the bills I have sponsored so far this session here. You can find a list of all the bills I have co-sponsored so far this session here.
Bills Passed through the House: 2
Bills Signed into Law: 1
Press Releases and Statements
Please find links to my recent press release and statements below: