LANSING, Mich., June 30, 2023 — The Michigan 102nd Legislature has passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget. This is the first budget in 40 years crafted by a Democratic trifecta — 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.

“I am proud of the work we’ve done here at the Capitol. We’ve passed a budget that reinvests in the revitalization of our state, our people and our community — you truly can’t beat that,” said state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D- Saginaw). “I’ve brought home many District wins that will make a lasting impact, including investments in our hospital and Saginaw Valley State University. As chair of the Corrections Appropriations Subcommittee, I am also proud that we invested in opportunities for further correction officer recruitment and parole reentry programs. Our reinvestment in Michigan will make a significant positive impact on the lives of community members and so many others throughout the state.” 

The House delivered a timely, responsible budget that ensures federal funding stays in Michigan instead of being sent back to Washington, D.C. Both House Bill 4437, the appropriation omnibus, and Senate Bill 173, education appropriations passed with bipartisan support.

Saginaw Budget Wins: 

  • $400,000 to the Come Out Stay Out Saginaw.
  • $1 million Grant for Saginaw United High School.
  • $1.8 million for Crow Island State Game Area — Wetland Preservation.
  • $2 million for Grow Your Own SVSU.
  • $5 million to the Huntington Bank Building.
  • $12 million for Out-of-School Funding for the YMCA.
  • $25 million to Essential Local Public Health.
  • Over $30 million to Saginaw Medical.