House approves fiscally responsible state budget

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State Rep. Pamela Hornberger joined her colleagues Tuesday in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget.

Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future.

“As a former teacher, I truly appreciate the fact that this budget proposes spending more on K-12 education than ever before in Michigan’s history.  Our budget will provide an additional $100 for each student directly to each district,” said Hornberger.

“The budget also has additional funding for career and technical education, supporting students who train for in-demand well-paying skilled trades careers jobs.  Our budget paints a bright picture for the education of all Michigan students.”

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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