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Senate Passes Mental Health Funding

Jun 17, 2022

Over half a billion dollars would be dedicated to improving Michigan’s mental health system under legislation passed by the Senate this week. The legislation, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), appropriates $565 million in mostly federal funding to provide communities with resources for jail diversion, create treatment units to reduce emergency room overcrowding, […]

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Legislature Takes Significant Step on Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

May 06, 2022

This week, the House and Senate continued to work on the state budget for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year, which begins on October 1. Following debate, the chambers took floor votes on the various budgets providing funding to state departments, education, local governments, and the courts. Aspects within the Senate-passed budgets include: $2 […]

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Governor Signs Building Michigan Together Plan

Apr 01, 2022

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a nearly $5 billion bipartisan supplemental funding bill. The plan aims to improve Michigan’s transportation, water, and high-speed internet infrastructure throughout the state. Appropriations within the plan include: Nearly $2 billion to address critical water infrastructure needs, including: $712 million for clean water initiatives to address storm and wastewater […]

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Governor, Legislature Reach Supplemental Funding Deal

Mar 25, 2022

Under an agreement reached by Governor Whitmer and legislative leaders, $4.7 billion would be appropriated for water infrastructure, road and bridge repairs, high-speed internet connectivity, state and local parks, and housing, among other items. Of that funding, $3.1 billion is from federal COVID relief funding, $945.4 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, […]

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Agriculture Funding Introduced

Feb 25, 2022

Under the latest funding proposal introduced, $1.4 billion would be appropriated to improve Michigan’s food security and invest in rural communities. The legislation, introduced by Senator Roger Victory (R-Georgetown Twp.), would make a number of large investments: $350 million for food distribution security and stability grants $144 million for bovine TB mitigation at beef and […]

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Governor Signs Supplemental Funding

Feb 18, 2022

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed $1.2 billion in supplemental funding. The appropriation utilizes federal funding to help keep schools in-person and bolster the healthcare workforce, among other key investments, including: $367.3 million to increase lab capacity to implement and oversee expanded COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and other monitoring activities $300 million for recruitment, retention, […]

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Legislature Passes Supplemental Funding

Feb 11, 2022

The House and Senate finalized a plan this week appropriating $1.2 billion in federal funding. The proposal seeks to provide funding to aid Michigan’s response to the ongoing pandemic, including critical needs such as testing and filling the growing need for healthcare workers. The COVID relief dollars would be spent in the following manner: $367.3 […]

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State Budget Director Presents Executive Budget Recommendations

Feb 09, 2022

Today, State Budget Director Chris Harkins presented Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning on October 1, 2022. The budget focuses on five areas: education, infrastructure, workforce and economic development, healthy families, and safe communities. The budget reflects several of the items she called for in the State of the State, […]

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