LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2022 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes the largest K-12 education investment in state history, prioritizes school safety and mental health, and makes crucial investments in our roads and infrastructure.
In addition to these priorities, state Rep. Ranjeev Puri (D-Canton) fought to bring home dollars directly for the Canton community. Specifically, the state budget allocates $5 million — one of the largest appropriations in the district’s history — to fund the total pavement reconstruction of Canton Center Road; $750,000 for the Sidewalk Gap Reduction Program to help fund the effort in Canton to connect the almost 53 miles of sidewalk gaps throughout the township; and $25 million for the Willow Run Airport. In response, Puri issued the following statement in support of the budget’s passage:
“I am proud to have fought and delivered on promises to bring home dollars that will directly benefit our community. This budget not only makes transformational investments in education, infrastructure and our economy, but it will have an impact felt by every member of our community from the streets we drive on to the sidewalks we walk on.”