LANSING, Mich., Sept.14, 2021 —Yesterday, state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) hosted a town hall at Livonia City Hall to discuss the state’s budget process, along with special guest and fellow state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit).

“The budget is fairly complex if you’re not actively involved from the start and you only see the finished product,” Pohutsky said. “That’s why ensuring that my constituents understand the entire budget process and how it affects our community is extremely important. People want to know where their taxes are being spent, and they want to see the tangible evidence that shows that the legislature is spending money wisely. Open communication and transparency about the process and budget from the start not only shows that we are committed to fighting to help our community but also allows us to know what the state’s budget needs to address based on constituents’ feedback.”

Rep. Pohutsky also hosts regular in-person and virtual coffee hours that allow for an informal conversation to address the issues families face in the community. In-person coffee hours are held at Coffee + Cream in Livonia. For virtual coffee hours, you can join the livestream on Pohutsky’s Facebook page at