LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2021 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes historic investments in health care, child care and infrastructure. Included in the budget is $14.3 million for high water infrastructure grants, $1.5 billion in COVID-19 public child care assistance and fully funds Futures for Frontliners. State Rep. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township) issued the following statement in support of the budget’s passage:

“The budget makes vital investments in working families and provides the necessary funds to repair failing infrastructure. Funding programs that help improve the affordability of child care and provide eligible frontline workers with a tuition-free associate degree or trade certification will only set Michigan’s economy up for success in the years to come. I am especially proud to bring home an additional $1.5 million to build a new Portage Senior Center and was pleased to vote ‘yes’ on a budget that funds the expansion of the local autism center. These are invaluable resources for the people in our community.”