LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed its recommended fiscal 2024-25 budget today. It includes substantial investments in economic development, environmental protections and prioritizes a strong education system. After the vote, state Rep. Carol Glanville (D-Walker) issued the following statement on the budget:

“Today marks a pivotal moment for places like my hometown of Walker that will benefit from smart investments for real people. We passed a budget that embodies our unwavering dedication to Michigan residents by investing in safe water and better housing opportunities — plus, and very importantly, we’re laying the groundwork for a prosperous, sustainable and well-educated future. Together, we are ensuring that Michigan remains a great place to live, work and learn.”

Some of the House budget line items of significance include:

  • $82 million for water infrastructure.
  • $200 million in one-time funding to increase the availability and affordability of housing.
  • $500,000 in state aid for public libraries.