SAGINAW, Mich., July 31, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the 2023-24 budget into law today. With this historic budget, Saginaw received over $30 million for the development of Saginaw medical infrastructure and $25 million for essential local public health. After the signing, state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement:

“Folks need and deserve up-to-date and accessible health care centers. I am proud I could support a budget that helps these needs become a reality. This will develop and grow the wellbeing of my district and will do so well into the future.

“This budget also addresses so many positive allocations, such as wetland preservation and education institutions like SVSU, Saginaw United High School and out-of-school funding programs. With the governor’s signature, we are building positive change for communities across Michigan.”

In-district investments include:

  • $400,000 to the Come Out Stay Out Saginaw Program.
  • $1 million grant for Saginaw United High School.
  • $1.8 million for wetland preservation at the Crow Island State Game Area.
  • $2 million for Grow Your Own Program for Saginaw Valley State University.
  • $5 million to the Huntington Bank building.
  • $12 million for out-of-school funding for the YMCA.