LANSING, Mich., Aug. 23, 2021 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan today to invest American Rescue Plan dollars in Michigan communities, including projects to improve infrastructure, grow the state’s workforce and support small businesses. In response, House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make historic investments in Michigan’s future. This plan makes bold, transformational changes that will attract businesses, grow the middle class and pave the way for future generations to succeed. For the first time ever, we have access to billions of federal dollars to jumpstart our economy and revitalize our state. Now is not the time for short-sighted, nickel-and-dime spending that does nothing but tread water and maintain the status quo. It’s time to push all of our chips in and bet on Michigan.”