LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget today. It includes the largest investment in education in Michigan’s history, including free breakfast and lunch for every public school student and affordable pre-K for all, as well as substantial investments in workforce recruitment and retention, water infrastructure and public safety. The House delivered a timely and responsible budget that ensures federal funding stays in Michigan. State Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) issued the following statement applauding the budget:

“Passing a budget this strong for a state of 10 million residents is an incredible accomplishment. This budget reinvests in education by supporting our public schools, making skills training more accessible, and increases operational funding. It increases wages for direct care workers and will help more mental health professionals enter the field. Ever since I entered the Legislature, I’ve been a strong advocate for Michigan’s seniors, and I’m pleased that this budget includes additional support for the new Waverly Senior Center, public safety and cancer treatment at Eaton Hospital. This budget is a huge win for Michiganders across our state.”