LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed its fiscal 2024-25 budget today. It includes substantial investments in Michigan students, local economies and the safety and wellbeing of Michiganders. House Dems are reinforcing their commitment to building stronger hometowns and investing in working Michiganders. After the vote, state Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights), chair of the House Committee on Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure, issued the following statement on the House budget:

“We are making strong and impactful investments for our hometowns. Education, public safety and transportation allocations are at the top of my list. I’ve supported a budget that ensures Michiganders are accounted for — whether it is getting serious about safety, forging the way to fix more of our roads or promoting our students — we’ve got you covered. We’ve included continued universal public school meals; this is a common-sense investment for our students and families. We are also including $82.2 million for water infrastructure projects, leading to safer communities and a solid foundation. Plus, I secured an amendment to create a new $3.5 million in funding for firefighter health screenings so our frontline heroes get the comprehensive care they deserve.”