Dear Neighbor,

I am honored and humbled to be your state representative. The email below outlines some of the highlights from this year’s budget. As we enter the in-district work period, please know that my staff and I are here for you. All voicemails are forwarded to our respective emails, and you will be contacted shortly after.

If you are in need of support or resources, have any questions regarding legislation or state government in general, please feel free to reach out to me at my office via email or by calling (517) 373-0854.

In Service,

Matt Koleszar 

State Representative,

22nd House District

Budget Passage 

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 general government 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 water 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.

More locally, there are a few projects that I wanted to highlight that I helped secure funds for.

  • $4.5 million for the new Livonia Senior Center.
  • $200,000 to replace the Bandshell at Kellogg Park.
  • $80,000 for an education shelter at Maybury Park.
  • $50,000 for a new Plymouth Police Department cruiser.
  • $10 million for the Five Mile Road redevelopment, also known as the MITC.

These are just a few highlights of this incredibly exciting budget. These reinvestments mark a new chapter for our state and will help our community grow. I can’t wait to see how these investments pay off in the months, years and decades to come.