Lawmaker highlights housing, public safety

Rep. Scott speaking on house floor.

State Rep. Helena Scott (D-Detroit) speaks on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the Capitol in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich., June 28, 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 Helena Scott (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“House Democrats have been focused on making life better for all Michiganders. We’re making smart funding decisions that empower our hometowns to support the needs of the people who call Michigan home. I will continue to fight for the dollars we deserve. Michiganders want more affordable housing and we know safety is a priority — we’ve made these concerns our priority too. This is highlighted by our $10.5 million investment for housing assistance and shelter support for families with children at risk of housing insecurity. On top of that, we’ve allocated $75.0 million to the Public Safety and Violence Prevention Fund. These investments ensure people in our great state want to stay in Michigan and can.”