Budgets Move Forward

May 10, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

This week, the House and Senate continued to work on the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2024. There are a number of items of difference between the House and Senate, along with the administration, which they will need to continue to work on throughout the process.

The House passed all budgets and two omnibus budgets. The Senate passed nine of the fifteen budgets, with plans to vote on the remaining budgets next week.

Aspects within the budgets include:

    • $200 million for universal meals in K-12 public schools.
    • $331.3 million for mental health and school safety.
    • $200 million for housing affordability and increased child care subsidies.
    • $1.1 million increase for the Michigan State Appellate Defender’s Office.
    • $110 million for the Public Safety and Violence Prevention Fund.
    • $12 million for community museum grants.

Next Friday, the biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference will be held. Following testimony from economic experts and stakeholders, the final state revenue numbers will be agreed upon for the upcoming fiscal year. The legislature will use those numbers to finalize the state budget next month and will send it to Governor Whitmer for her consideration.

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