LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2021 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year with historic investments in ensuring clean water, quality health care, affordable child care and enhanced infrastructure. The budget was negotiated for months and will head to Gov. Whitmer’s desk for her signature. State Rep. Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) issued the following statement:

“The budget includes expanded eligibility for the Child Care and Development Program to 105,000 more children, increased funding for the remediation of the cancer-causing chemical PFAS to ensure clean water for everyone and funding for the Michigan Reconnect program to fund college access and retraining for adults. I am proud to support this budget which proves elected officials on both sides of the aisle can come together to benefit people across Michigan.”