State Rep. Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) gives a speech on the House floor on May 8, 2024.

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 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. Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement:

“A $20 million investment into Rx Kids is a lifeline for families struggling across our state including here in Kalamazoo. We’re making a powerful statement to mothers everywhere: Michigan is committed to being a place where every family can thrive, without added concerns for housing, groceries and medical bills. This investment will be transformative, providing hope to thousands of families and improving public health. Let’s give every child a fair start in life.”