LANSING, Mich., June 30, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives just passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget. 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 Democratic majority delivered a timely and responsible budget that ensures federal funding stays in Michigan.
“I was extremely proud to vote on a budget that makes smart, impactful investments here in District 16 and across the entire state,” said State Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit). “In my new area, House District 16, I was able to secure funding for development and renovations in Detroit’s Grandmont Rosedale and North Rosedale Park communities. In Redford, I was able to secure funding for the Redford Wellness Center and improvements at Handy Park. I am also pleased to have secured significant funding for a new senior center in Livonia. In total, District 16 will receive north of $9 million in investments!”
Young advocated for and secured funding for several projects outside of her district, including funding for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, The Children’s Center and restoring health care for retired Detroit firefighters, and much more.
“Beyond local wins, this budget will improve the lives of so many across our state,” Young said. “We are once again funding K-12 schools at a historic level, giving kids the resources they need to thrive. We are improving the foster care system to provide better outcomes for our most vulnerable youth. And we are supporting direct care workers who strive tirelessly to take care of others. This budget prioritizes the people of our great state and I was honored and humbled to vote yes on its immediate passage.”