Lawmaker highlights veteran support, natural resources

Rep. Conlin speaking on house floor.

State Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor Charter Township) speaks on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 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. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor Charter Township), chair of the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement:

“I have gratefully been at the forefront of ensuring our veterans have the resources they need to thrive. This budget invests in their mental health and housing needs, helping our veterans stay independent when returning home. By increasing funding to our three state veteran homes, we are ensuring that the facilities can continue operating despite the cost increases they’ve been facing. It’s support like this that embraces Michiganders right where they are. And it doesn’t stop there — my district is receiving funding to support the completion of a non-motorized 45-mile border-to-border trail throughout Washtenaw County. Our investments ensure that everyone has a place in Michigan and that anyone can succeed.”