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Michigan State Representative Tyrone Carter

District 1

Monthly Update  |  July 2023

Dear Friends,

Welcome to my enews, and thank you for allowing me to serve you in the 1st House District and act as your voice in Lansing. My team and I remain committed to helping constituents with their questions and issues and providing useful resources.

As your state representative, I am most effective at my job when acting on your input. As you know, I am the chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee; I also serve on the following committees: Judiciary; Criminal Justice; and Military, Veteran Affairs and Homeland Security. I encourage you to reach out to me and my staff with any questions, comments or concerns you may have about issues in the district or legislation that will impact our state. You can contact me at (517) 373-0154, by email at, or through my website. Thank you for your commitment to the community we both call  home; I look forward to hearing from you!

In Service,


Tyrone Carter
State Representative, 1st House District

Carter’s Coffee Hours

I hope you can join me for my upcoming coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about what I’ve been doing in Lansing and in the community as well as any concerns you may have about issues facing District

Date: Friday, Aug. 11

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: River Rouge City Hall — 10600 W. Jefferson Ave., River Rouge, MI 48218

Join Rep. T. Carter for Coffee with Carter at River Rouge City Hall on Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 11

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Bridging Communities — 6900 McGraw Ave., Detroit, MI 48210

Join Rep. T. Carter for Coffee with Carter at Bridging Communities on Friday, August 11 at 2:30 p.m.

State Budget Reinvests in Michigan

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. Detroit Public Schools will receive $94.4 million for literacy-related programs and activities. 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.

Graphic that reads "Generational Investment in Early Education. Reinvesting in our kids."

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.

Graphic that reads "Reinvesting in our Roads" over a photograph of downtown Detroit.

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, breaking down barriers and addressing racial disparities in maternal health and so much more. These investments will help us clean up contaminated sites, address PFAS and emerging contaminants, and protect the precious ecosystem of the Great Lakes.

Graphic that reads "Reinvesting in Maternal Health" over a photograph of a mother and daughter hugging.

We included substantial support for public safety, providing specific mental health support for first responders and addressing gun case backlogs in Detroit and Wayne County. The rebirth of Detroit is hard to miss. The Detroit Caucus secured  more than $56 million in reinvestments for the community.

"We're Reinvesting in Detroit & River Rouge" over photograph of Detroit skyline

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.

Legislative Update

Business Improvement Zones: HB 4454

HB 4454 was signed into law by Gov. Whitmer on July 11, creating Public Act (PA) 80 of 2023.  This legislation amended PA 120 of 1961, which provides for the creation, operation, and dissolution of business improvement zones (BIZ) to add options for allocating assessments among BIZ property owners and to allow for the use of proportional voting to approve, amend or dissolve a BIZ plan. PA 80 delivers on the governor’s Make it in Michigan plan to improve places by allowing businesses to invest in improvements in their communities, such as aesthetic improvements, snow removal and more.

Remuneration for Law Enforcement Training Academy Costs: HB 4176

HB 4176 was signed into law by Gov. Whitmer on June 13, creating PA 43 of 2023. This legislation allows law enforcement agencies to recover law enforcement training costs from an employee if the employee leaves within four years after completing training.

Distracted Driving in Michigan is now illegal as of June 30. Please see the graphic below for more info.

Distracted Driving; PA 39 of 2023 – FULL Effect on June 30, 2023

Flyer with helpful tips to hands-free driving

We Want to Hear from You

We want to hear from you! Use the link below to let us know your concerns about both legislation and issues within the district. Additionally, we would love to hear what you would like to see included in future monthly newsletters.

District 1 Concerns/Suggestions

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Tyrone Carter

 State Representative

House District 1 | (517) 373-0154