Lawmaker highlights courts, public safety, infrastructure

Rep. B. Carter speaking on house floor.

State Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) speaks on Wednesday, June 26, 2027 at the state Capitol in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. Democratic leaders crafted a budget focused on strategic, targeted investments that improve the lives of people and hometowns across Michigan without raising taxes. After the vote, state Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) issued the following statement:

“The investments for Pontiac, Waterford and Auburn Hills will bring much-needed economic recovery and new life to our communities, paving the way for the creation of new, good-paying jobs in the area. These efforts are not just about immediate gains, but also about laying a strong foundation for long-term prosperity. Our strategic investments in Oakland County courts also play a crucial role, enabling local municipalities to allocate more resources to essential public services, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all residents. Everything we’re doing is centered around ensuring that Michiganders have a bright and promising future. From boosting local economies to enhancing public safety and improving infrastructure, our goal is to create thriving communities where people can live, work and raise their families with confidence and optimism.”