State Rep. Amos O'Neal (D-Saginaw) delivers a speech on the House floor

State Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) delivers a speech on the House floor on May 8, 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. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement:

“The passage of the budget further highlights Michigan Democrats’ commitment to making kids and families a priority. We are funding universal public school meals because kids can’t learn on empty bellies. The best investment we can make is in the future of our children. This budget also brings dollars to our hometowns; for instance, we are granting a $75 million increase for local governments, allowing our hometowns to thrive and help create stability for their residents. Michigan’s future is bright.”