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. Jimmie Wilson, Jr. (D-Ypsilanti), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, issued this statement: 

“I am proud to support a budget that solidifies our commitment for a better judicial system. This budget brings increased investments where it matters. The budget puts $3.3 million toward implementing new workload standards and another $1.1 million for salary increases for Michigan’s State Appellate Defender’s Office — these investments are long overdue. There are many important and impactful investments in the Judiciary budget from adequate pay to resources in our hometowns, like eviction diversion funding. These are wins from our district courts all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court. Together, we are bringing justice home for Michiganders.”