LANSING, Mich., May 12, 2021 — The Michigan House passed a series of Fiscal Year 2022 departmental budgets this week, failing to adopt nearly all amendments offered by House Democrats. Amendments which would…
- Undo the 75% budget cuts to DHHS, EGLE, MDARD, AG, SOS, LEO, Treasury, LARA, DIFS, and the Department of Education.
- Restore funding to Futures for Frontliners and MI Reconnect.
- Strike partisan language which prohibits the mailing of absentee voter applications.
- Restore funding to support farmers and the Double Up Food Bucks program.
- Outfit all State Troopers with body cameras and expand police recruitment and training grants.
- Invest in Michigan’s broadband infrastructure.
- Fund efforts to reduce racial health disparities.
“Today, House Republicans failed to put their money where their mouth is,” House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) said. “Elected officials can talk all they want about supporting working families and frontline heroes, but a budget is a true reflection of your values. When push came to shove, Republicans once again demonstrated that partisan games are more important to them than the wellbeing of Michiganders.”