State Rep. Sue Allor on Tuesday voted for passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget.
Allor, of Wolverine, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and vice chair of the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, said the budget expands funding for one popular Northern Michigan activity and works to protect another outdoor sport.
“We will continue funding of our trails, which make it easier for people to enjoy the splendor of our natural treasures throughout all of Northern Michigan,” Allor said. “We also invested $1 million into chronic wasting disease research to maintain a healthy deer population for our many sportsmen and sportswomen.”
Highlights of the budget include:
- Allocating the highest funding in state history for K-12 schools with a proposed $14.3 billion; improving access to 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.
These bills now head to the Senate for consideration.