LANSING, Mich., Feb. 24, 2022 — Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee heard testimony on a legislative transfer that seeks to move $666 million from the Strategic Outreach and Attractive Reserve Fund to the Michigan Strategic Site Readiness Program. The legislative transfer would allow General Motors to create hundreds of new, good-paying electric vehicle and manufacturing jobs in Michigan. In response, state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit), vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement: 

“I’m glad the Appropriations Committee is moving forward to get these funds approved for vital EV investment in Michigan. Investing in economic development projects gives us a historic opportunity to put Michigan at a competitive advantage over other states. By continuing to invest in job creation, we can guarantee more economic opportunities for Michigan families for decades to come.”