State Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) speaks in support of a budget amendment on May 8, 2024, on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.


LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. Leaders in Lansing 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. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) issued the following statement:

“Today, we helped deliver a smart state budget on time, ensuring our community benefits from investments we’re making into infrastructure, local businesses and public health. I voted for a budget that puts our residents’ economic health and well-being first, without delay.”

The budget includes several items that will specifically benefit communities that Haadsma represents. Notable highlights include:

  • $1.2 million for Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek to improve the buildings and grounds of the historic site.
  • $450,000 for Starr Commonwealth in Albion to create a new program to support young adults building job skills.
  • $300,000 to Voces to build out a kitchen facility in their Latinx community center.
  • $250,000 for Innovate Albion to construct an elevator, improving access for all children with after-school, hands-on learning of STEM skills.
  • $50,000 each to Washington Heights UMC, New Level Sports Ministries and Kingdom Builders Worldwide to improve programs for children.