LANSING — Yesterday, Gov. Whitmer outlined her 2019-20 fiscal year budget proposal for a joint session of the House and Senate Appropriations committees. In response, state Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) issued the following statement:

"This is the largest proposed increase in education funding in a generation, and it couldn't come at a more crucial time. We’ve failed our students over the last ten years, forcing our schools to do more with less. They deserve the kind of bold proposals Gov. Whitmer has suggested to get our students back on the path to success – because when they succeed, so does Michigan. I look forward to working with the governor and my colleagues to provide the resources necessary for our schools to excel.”