LANSING, Mich., June 26, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. 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. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) issued the following statement: 

“I’m proud to support a state budget that prioritizes the needs of northern Michigan communities. We secured funding to support the unique needs of our region, ranging from housing and veterans’ services to robust rural economic development. This is a smart, responsible budget that puts dollars back into the central U.P.” 

A photo of state Rep. Jenn Hill speaking on the floor of the House.

State Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) speaks on the House Floor on March 19, 2024, in the state Capitol in Lansing.

The budget includes an additional $75 million in revenue sharing to local governments across the state, as well as several items that will specifically benefit the communities of the central Upper Peninsula. Notable highlights include: 

  • $1.6 million for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in the U.P.
  • $2 million for flood and weather disaster recovery in the central Upper Peninsula
  • $1 million for Dickinson County Roads
  • $2 million for Munising Hospital
  • $1 million Marquette Regional History Center
  • $1 million for U.P. water infrastructure projects
  • $200,000 for a cold case investigation partnership between MSP and Northern Michigan University that will provide workforce development training and classes related to criminal investigation, and review of cold homicide and missing person cases.
  • $1 million to aid in the research and development of a mass timber market in Michigan.
  • $250,000 to assist families grieving after a death by suicide.