Gov. Rick Snyder today presented his initial budget recommendations before a joint meeting of the House and Senate budget committees, the first of many steps in the construction of a state budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
“We put a lot of effort into being fiscally responsible when finances were down, and will certainly continue to do so now that things are looking up,” said state Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton. “We will be working hard to complete the budget by June 1, for the third year in a row, making this the new normal. This scheduling provides our economy stability that is beneficial for every business, taxpayer and municipality in Michigan.”
Rep. Jenkins, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military and Veterans Affairs, attended today’s presentation and is prepared to get to work.
“I commend the governor’s commitment toward getting the budget process started early and was pleased today to hear him stress the importance of helping our veterans and military families,” Jenkins said. “Our young men and women serving in the military deserve to know that they have our support and that we are grateful for all they do. I am committed to making sure that veterans who have bravely served our state and nation have access to the connections that they need when returning home.”