LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed its budget today. It includes substantial investments for students, schools and working Michiganders. After voting on the budget, state Rep. Jaime Churches (D-Wyandotte) issued the following statement:

“Prior to serving in government, I spent over a decade as a fifth-grade teacher in the Downriver community. During my teaching tenure, I encountered the challenges of working with limited resources. We’re allocating funds to directly benefit classrooms, increasing per-student funding and enhancing mental health resources in schools to support students’ well-being. By reducing costs for school districts and providing more resources where they’re needed most, we’re committed to supporting success for both students and educators.”