LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget today. This is the first budget in 40 years crafted by a Democratic majority— it reflects Michigan’s values by making the largest investment in education in the state’s history, including free breakfast and lunch for every public school student and affordable pre-K, as well as substantial investments in workforce recruitment and retention, water infrastructure, and public safety. The legislators worked in a bipartisan fashion to deliver a timely, responsible budget that ensures federal funds set to go back to Washington, D.C. stay in Michigan. State Rep. Denise Mentzer (D-Mount Clemens) issued the following statement applauding the budget:

 “As a member of the Appropriations committee, I can confidently say countless hours of work and dedication went into making this historic budget. The passage of this budget is huge, not only for our district, but for the people of Michigan as well. We are reinvesting in our children, public safety, health care, education and infrastructure. I am thrilled to report my district will receive funding for a new fire truck, which provides our firefighters with the necessary tools to help to protect our community. Macomb County will also receive funding for Selfridge Air National Guard Base. This base is such a big part of our community, and these investments will promote economic growth and prosperity while keeping our nation safe.”

More funds that will benefit House District 61 include $1 million for a Clinton Township Inclusive Playground, $40 Million for the Macomb County Jail, $5 million for the St. Clair Metropark North Marina, $5 million for a Mount Clemens housing project and $500,000 for a fire truck for Mount Clemens.