State Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor) speaks on the House budget at the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2024 — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed its budget. It includes substantial investments at the local level in education, infrastructure and public safety, backing pledges House Democrats have made to build strong hometowns and support the needs of families and workers. After the vote, state Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor), House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security chair, issued the following statement:

“This funding will invigorate hometowns with new development, transportation and housing initiatives. With focuses on clean water, child care and school programs, this is about daily life improvements. From the kitchen table to the workplace, we’re empowering families, students and workers every step of the way by supporting the things that matter most. I couldn’t be happier than to be in Lansing with my sleeves rolled up, advocating for my district. With these intentional investments, our mission is clear: making sure that everyone has access to essential resources and opportunities for growth at work, at school and at home. Let’s make sure in our state’s next chapter, everyone is proud to be a Michigander.”