LANSING — Last week, the House of Representatives finished passing the collection of bills comprising the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget. Despite House Democrats introducing a number of amendments, House Republicans ultimately rejected them, resulting in budgets that fail to adequately fund road repairs, schools, or the infrastructure upgrades needed to ensure Michiganders have access to clean water. In response, state Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) issued the following statement:

“I voted against these budget proposals because they are all smoke and mirrors. We have real problems in Michigan that get worse every day we fail to address them. We need real solutions, and we need them now. Michigan families deserve better.”