LANSING, Mich., June 30, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget this week. It includes the largest investment in education in Michigan’s history, including free breakfast and lunch for every public school student and affordable pre-K for all, as well as substantial investments in workforce recruitment and retention, water infrastructure and public safety. The Democratic majority delivered a timely and responsible budget that ensures federal funding stays in Michigan.

State Rep. Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) was able to secure $83 million in the budget for the communities of House District 8, which encompasses all of Hazel Park, Highland Park and Madison Heights, and parts of Detroit and Ferndale. This budget includes investments for community enhancement, attainable housing, workforce development, education and health care, to name a few.

“These investments are critical to our communities and will help address housing issues, improve the education and skills of our workforce, and promote economic and cultural growth,” McFall said. “I was proud to advocate for these transformational investments and vote yes on a budget that will lead to so much positive growth.”

The overall budget also includes over $122 million in educational resources and support systems for the city of Detroit, $3.5 million to Oakland County for free in-district community college tuition through the Michigan Reconnect Program, $10 million in road infrastructure grants for Oakland County, $1.2 million for Detroit Senior Citizen Home renovations, over $1.5 million to improve blighted areas in Detroit, and over half a million for a Detroit expungement initiative.