Fiscally responsible budget approved by full House

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State Rep. Julie Calley on Tuesday voted for passage of the House version of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget.

Calley, of Portland, voted to approve the budget for the coming fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future.

“We have made education a priority in this budget, allocating more for early childhood all the way through to career and technical education,” Calley said.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • Allocating the highest funding in state history for K-12 schools with a proposed $14.3 billion; improving access skilled trades training through career and technical education.

 

  • Making life better in communities across Michigan by adding money for road repairs, public safety departments, parks and other programs to improve our daily lives.

 

  • Increasing funding for public safety by adding 100 more Michigan State Police troopers.

 

  • Making health care more effective and efficient, with an enhanced focus on improving mental health care.

 

  • Paying down retiree debt and adding to state government’s main savings account for tough times, pushing that emergency fund above $1 billion.

 

The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

 

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