The Senate recently approved a balanced budget plan that invests in Michigan’s future. Our budget recommendations prioritize education funding and public safety and continue our commitment to fix Michigan roads, while making the government more efficient and reducing costs to taxpayers by over $230 million. Some of the highlights include:
- $14.7 billion for K-12 education, the most in state history
- Increases constitutional revenue sharing by $24.7 million for local governments
- Nearly $14 million to train 180 state police troopers
- $10 million for a new grant program to provide mental health services to K-12 students
- Almost $41 million in Going Pro skilled trades training to prepare workers for in-demand jobs
In addition, the transportation funding in this budget, along with the recent road funding package, invests $2.1 billion more in our roads since 2017.
The Michigan Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor’s office will iron out differences in their budget plans and produce a final state budget in the coming weeks. I will keep you posted on the progress.