I was proud to work with my House colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a budget that will make transformational investments in Michigan’s future.
My House Democratic colleagues and I fought to ensure this budget works for Michigan families across our state, and I am so proud to deliver critical funding for a number of my key priorities:
- A historic investment in childcare that will decrease costs for working families, expand access, and support childcare providers.
- $196 million for over 100 local bridges
- Fully funding for Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners tuition scholarship programs
- $100 million in new community revitalization grants to redevelop neighborhoods and support small businesses
- New investments in drinking water, the great lakes, contaminated site cleanups, and high-water infrastructure grants
- $24 million for direct care worker wage increases
This budget is a far cry from the budget originally proposed last Spring, which included a 75% funding cut for most departments. House Democrats fought hard to negotiate a real budget that works for working families, students, seniors, and everyone in our community.
In the wake of the worst crisis we’ve seen in our lifetime, it’s more important than ever that we invest in our communities and ensure everyone in our state has the support they need to not only recover, but thrive.
I look forward to continuing negotiations around the remaining federal dollars avaialable to Michigan and bringing even more funding home to our community.