Hello District 32,

We got the budget to Gov. Whitmer’s desk! My colleagues and I focused on creating an efficient and effective budget that aims to tackle so many of the challenges our communities face here at home and throughout the state. We continue to prioritize our youth and their education. We have made historic investments into safe and affordable housing for homeowners and renters. We are continuing to rebuild and expand on our infrastructure needs. Working together, we brought home money to our home district for future projects!

In solidarity,

Jimmie Wilson, Jr.


Budget Highlights:

  • City of Ypsilanti Community Infrastructure Projects: $3 million
    • The city of Ypsilanti’s infrastructure needs are great, and this money can be used for projects including, but not limited to, public works facilities and paving the parking lot by Frog Island Park in Depot Town.
  • Eviction Diversion Pilot Program: $500,000
    • This will fund an eviction diversion pilot program in 14A District Court in Washtenaw County. Funds will be used to assist tenants experiencing financial hardship through a collaborative program designed to settle landlord-tenant disputes and prevent eviction and homelessness.
  • Michigan Education Justice Coalition: $4 million
    • This will create and implement a toolkit for addressing racial disparities in education. We will get a participatory research study with teachers of color in high need districts and we will investigate and try to end the “school-to-prison pipeline.
  • Federal Lead Line Replacement Funding: $40.3 million
    • We are fighting to bring home federal funding for lead service line replacement projects. Michiganders deserve safe and affordable water.
  • Microplastics Research: $2 million
    • Michigan will be funding research and recommendations to address microplastics contamination.
  • Emerging Contaminants in Food and Agriculture: $2.1 million
    • Funding for programs to identify, respond to, and mitigate emerging contaminants, including PFAS, affecting agriculture and related food industries.
  • Post-Incarceration Employment: $1 million
    • A program that provides immediate and comprehensive employment services to individuals with a history of incarceration, with a focus on those at the highest risk of recidivism.

Constituent Update

Hottest Topics This Month:

  • Education
  • Correctional Officer Pensions
  • Properly Compensating Direct Care Workers
  • Protecting Our Water
  • Corporate Subsidies

Legislative Updates:

  • I have a 100% voting record in the 102nd Legislature.
  • I have sponsored 31 bills and resolutions.
  • I have co-sponsored 727 bills and resolutions:
    • You can track this, and all other legislation, on Legislature.MI.gov.
    • On the home page, find the “Quick Links” section, then click “Legislators.” Next, scroll down to my name. You will find links for my sponsored and co-sponsored legislation, as well as a link to my website.

My Committees:

  • Policy Committee:
    • Regulatory Reform
  • Appropriations Committee:
    • Appropriations Subcommittees:
      • Judiciary (Chair)
      • Joint Capital Outlay
      • Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police
      • School Aid and Education

District Resources

  • Constituent Services and Scheduling Requests: JimmieWilson@house.mi.gov
  • Legislative Information and Bill Idea Submissions: LDotson@house.mi.gov
  • Double Up Food Bucks: DoubleUpFoodBucks.org
  • United Way: Dial 211
    • Provides services related to senior crisis intervention, networking services to aid with maintaining independence and social integration programs.
  • Barrier Busters: (734) 544-6748
    • Group matches people with entities that can help fulfill unmet needs.
  • Habitat for Humanity: (734) 677-1558
    • Home ownership program and home improvement assistance.
  • Housing Access of Washtenaw County: (734) 961-1999
  • Legal Aid Services of Washtenaw County: (734) 665-6181