Legislature Passes $81 Billion Budget

Jun 30, 2023

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.

In a marathon session day, the House and Senate voted to approve the state budget for the next fiscal year. The budgets are a 3% increase from the current fiscal year and include a significant amount of one-time funding. Included in the budget is funding to bring the state’s rainy day fund to $2 billion and a 5% increase in revenue sharing for counties, cities, villages, and townships.

Education: 

    • A 5% increase in university and community college operations.
    • A 5% increase to per-pupil funding, bringing the total to $9,608 per-pupil, an all-time high.
    • $328 million for school safety and student mental health.
    • $450 million for a new rainy day fund for schools.

Infrastructure:

    • Nearly $600 million for water infrastructure projects.
    • $416 million to improve roads and public infrastructure.
    • $43 million for power grid resiliency.
    • $21.3 million for electric vehicle and renewable energy charging infrastructure.

Public Safety:

    • A 9 % increase in public safety funding.
    • $156 million for equipment, technology, and facility improvements.
    • $30 million for recruitment, retention, and well-being of first responders, corrections officers, and state troopers.

Next steps:

    • The budgets will be sent to Governor Whitmer for her consideration. Michigan’s new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2023.

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