LANSING — An updated and expanded version of the School Aid budget passed the House by a vote of 91 to 18. In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), who voted against the budget, issued the following statement:


“Year after year, our state continues to shortchange our children and educators, holding Michiganders back from a successful future. I could not support a budget that, yet again, barely scratches the surface of our funding needs when so many districts and students are still struggling. We were capable of more than this budget had to offer, and I’m not going to settle for anything less than exactly what our kids deserve.”