House once again approves balanced budget, invests in Michigan’s future

Categories: Blog Features,Fiscal Responsibility,Infographics

The Michigan House passed the Fiscal Year 2015 budget ahead of time for the fourth consecutive year — and is once again investing additional money into school classrooms and our state’s Rainy Day Fund.

With an additional $285 million dedicated to roads, an extra $11.8 million for senior services and nearly $20 million more for our state’s savings account compared to last year’s budget, the general state budget for 2015 passed the House with flying colors, garnering 100 affirmative votes.

The school aid budget also saw increases from last year’s numbers; in fact, more than $500 million additional were invested in the K-12 system, and the overall $13.9 billion going to Michigan’s public schools is the largest K-12 allocation in the state’s history.

Just as we have the past three years, House Republicans have prioritized our spending where it is needed most – in roads and bridges, in the classroom and in our state’s future.

Check out the breakdown below.