LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her budget recommendations today for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Among her recommendations were significant increases in revenue sharing to local communities, and increasing school funding by $507 million — the largest increase since 2002. In response to the recommendation, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“Gov. Whitmer’s budget recommendation proposes long-term fixes to the many issues facing Michigan residents. She offered bold solutions to address our crumbling infrastructure, declining public education, and tax relief for working families. I look forward to gathering feedback from my constituents as we continue this process of determining the best path forward.”