LANSING — An updated and expanded version of the School Aid budget passed the House today by a vote of 91 to 18. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), who voted against the budget, issued the following statement:

“Michigan students deserve much better than this budget has to offer, and I am unwilling to simply accept the budgetary equivalent of leftovers to fund the education of our future leaders. While schools may be receiving a few more crumbs than they did last year, when compared to how much is still needed, it still amounts to crumbs. I will continue to stand up for our students, for our teachers and for the future of our state by opposing insufficient budgets, instead fighting for our schools to receive the funding they need to halt our academic decline.”