Rep. Sue Allor today voted with her colleagues in the House to reverse some of Governor Whitmer’s budget cuts from earlier this year, including: support to rural hospitals and health care programs, funding to local law enforcement, and assistance for Michiganders with autism.
A measure sponsored by Allor – restoring a $15 million program assisting local communities combatting PFAS contamination at municipal airports – was also incorporated into the House-approved budget package. Her plan would reinstate funds necessary to administer the program which was among Governor Whitmer’s 147 line-item vetoes earlier this year.
“It’s unfortunate that Gov. Whitmer decided to play politics with the state budget process, especially when it comes to water safety,” Allor said. “Testing and monitoring for PFAS is absolutely necessary to keep people in our local communities safe.”
The House measure also includes more than $27 million for the payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) program, which compensates counties for public lands that do not pay taxes and which local units of government count on as part of their annual operational costs.
The House proposal also restores $4 million to help connect veterans with the benefits they deserve through the County Veteran Service Fund.