State Rep. Laura Cox, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after today’s state revenue estimating conference at the Capitol:
“Good governing and decision-making over the past several years are paying dividends in Michigan. Families are much better off now than they were eight years ago. Unemployment is low, income is rising, and the forecast for the future is positive. In turn, revenues to state government are stable and above our previous projections.
“This is good news as we finalize our next state budget, where taxpayer dollars and other state revenue are allocated. I will continue to push for a fiscally conservative budget that pays down debt and cuts spending wherever possible, so we can focus resources on what matters most to Michigan families. That includes K-12 schools and strengthening school safety, workforce development programs, and money for road repairs and other infrastructure improvements – the type of investments necessary to continue brightening Michigan’s future for years to come.”