Rep. Mike McFall speaks at a podium on the Michigan House of Representatives floor.

LANSING, Mich., May 13, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed its fiscal year 2024-25 budget last Wednesday. The $81 billion budget builds on House Democrats’ continued commitment to investing in localities, neighborhoods and main streets. With purposeful investments to build strong hometowns and support the needs of working families, the budget puts people first by funding the issues closest to home. After voting on the budget, state Rep. Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) issued the following statement:

“Michigan is strong when cities are strong, and that starts in neighborhoods. That’s why this budget increases funding for reimagining transportation, including through local bus operations, an e-bike pilot and road design research. Whether you’re driving, riding, rolling or walking down Woodward or John R, we’re investing in ways to do it. We’re also lending a hand to those who live in our communities by establishing the Secure Retirement for Small Businesses initiative to establish a public-private partnership retirement savings program that will allow small businesses to provide optional retirement savings plans. With these investments — and more — in our infrastructure, people and local businesses, we’re strengthening the communities that make up the fabric of Michigan.”