Democrats provided majority of votes for long-negotiated spending to enhance Michigan’s workforce


LANSING, Mich., Sept. 28, 2022 — Late this evening, the House of Representatives passed supplemental spending bills funding economic development, expansive scholarship opportunities, and much more.

“Democrats advocated for and won significant and lasting investments for the state of Michigan,” said House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township). “Our votes tonight are to forge a robust economy where we grow the jobs of the future to sustain our hardworking families and expand educational opportunities in our state so that Michiganders can chart their path in accordance with their skills and passions, not their financial limitations.”

“This is another instance of Democrats delivering the votes to move Michigan forward — we continue to put the state’s surplus dollars to work to secure stability for working families, build the future of our economy, and manufacture a state of opportunity,” said state Representative Joe Tate (D-Detroit), Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. “With our votes tonight, House Democrats have shown that Michigan is committed to welcoming businesses and talent to our state.”