LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget today. This is the first budget in 40 years crafted by a Democratic majority — it reflects Michigan’s values by making the largest investment in education in the state’s history, including free breakfast and lunch for every public school student and affordable pre-K, as well as substantial investments in workforce recruitment and retention, water infrastructure, and public safety. The legislature worked in a bipartisan fashion to deliver a timely, fiscally responsible budget that utilizes all available federal funding for Michigan instead of handing it back to Washington, D.C. In response to the budget vote, state Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) issued the following statement:

“This budget provides $7 million to Westland for 2 new fire stations. This means that our city will be even safer. This is a big win for our district, but there is still more to come. This budget was a win for the state, and a win for our district. We are reinvesting in Michigan and our people.”

Investments that Coleman secured include:

  • $7 million for 2 new Westland fire station.
  • $250,000 for Wayne-Westland driver training.