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.