State Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) speaks on the House floor on May 8, 2024, at the state Capitol in Lansing.

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. State legislative 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. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:

“This budget represents a crucial step forward in ensuring our communities are safe and first responders receive the support and resources they need. This budget puts people first and lays the foundation for a strong Michigan with strong communities.”

The budget includes funding for several items that will specifically benefit communities that Shannon represents, like Sterling Heights and Utica. Notable highlights include:

  • $15 million for capital improvements and infrastructure projects necessary to shift the runway placement at Selfridge Air National Guard Base to help attract new aircraft flying missions.
  • $750,000 in federal funding to continue the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant program.
  • $25 million for local water infrastructure projects.