State Rep. Denise Mentzer (D-Mt. Clemens) delivers a speech on the House floor.

State Rep. Denise Mentzer (D-Mt. Clemens) delivers a speech on the House floor on May 1, 2024.

LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. Democratic leaders crafted a budget focused on strategic, targeted investments that improve the lives of people and hometowns across Michigan without raising taxes. After the vote, state Rep. Denise Mentzer (D-Mt. Clemens) issued the following statement:

“I’m proud to have passed a budget that directly invests in our community by providing funding for our military and veterans, implementing environmental protections and addressing infrastructure concerns. Investing $15 million at Selfridge Air National Guard Base will greatly help our military attract new fighter missions. These strategic funds will go a long way in strengthening our community and ensuring stability for years to come for our residents.”

The budget includes funding for several items that will specifically benefit Macomb County residents. Notable highlights include:

  • $15 million for capital improvements and infrastructure projects necessary to shift the runway placement at Selfridge Air National Guard Base to help attract new aircraft flying missions.
  • $2 million for Macomb Community College Institute of Public Safety.
  • $25 million for local water infrastructure projects.
  • $2 million for Mount Clemens Riverfront Revitalization.
  • $1.5 million for Mount Clemens Septic Station Project.