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 trifecta. It makes 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 legislators worked in a bipartisan fashion to deliver a timely, responsible budget that ensures federal funding stays in Michigan instead of being sent back to Washington, D.C. State Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor Township) issued the following statement applauding the budget:

“I’m excited about the priorities in this budget. Our historic investment in education will make a difference in the life of every family in Michigan. We’re prioritizing public safety by upgrading Michigan’s emergency alert system. This budget also includes some great wins specifically for our district, including funding for the Dexter Area Community Center and $5 million to help establish a comprehensive outdoor recreation center, Freedom River, in Livingston County. This new center will assist in the re-assimilation of U.S. military service members, veterans and their families. It’s a new day in Michigan, and I’m so excited to see what this budget will help us accomplish.”