Lawmaker highlights public safety

Rep. Young speaking on house floor.

State Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) speaks on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at the state Capitol in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich., June 28, 2024 — The Michigan Legislature passed the final state budget for the 2025 fiscal year ahead of the legally required July 1 deadline. Democratic leaders crafted a budget focused on strategic, targeted investments that improve the lives of people and hometowns across Michigan without raising taxes. After the vote, state Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“My colleagues and I delivered on expanding investments in our communities to make them safer. I’ve been at the forefront of the conversation, advocating for better gun safety measures and increased resources to support domestic violence survivors. This budget reflects our Democratic priorities by allocating substantial funding to enhance public safety and provide critical assistance to those in need. I’m grateful this budget makes funding for safer communities a priority, addressing the urgent issues that affect so many Michiganders, especially in my hometown of Detroit. By focusing on these crucial areas, we are taking meaningful steps to ensure that our communities are secure and supportive places for everyone. Our commitment to safety and wellbeing is highlighted by our investments through this budget.”