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. Penelope Tsernoglou (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement applauding the budget:

“I’m incredibly excited about the priorities this budget supports. It includes funding to support our implementation of Proposal 2 to expand voter rights and strengthen voter access. It includes substantial support to help our state make the transition to green energy, including by funding a sustainability project right here in Ingham County. It makes seniors a priority with a $5 million investment in the Meridian Senior Center. We worked incredibly hard to pass this excellent budget, and I can’t wait to see the difference it will make in the life of every Michigander.”