The Michigan House of Representatives has delivered a financially sound budget well before the deadline for the fifth year in a row, announced state Rep. Laura Cox.
“After countless hours of debate and sharing ideas, we made tough decisions to ensure that smart financial solutions are available for our fellow citizens,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “Once again, our caucus has shown that we can operate on the principles of fiscal responsibility and smart spending.”
Rep. Cox—who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government—fought for a decrease in general government spending so that the money could be prioritized elsewhere. After succeeding and reprioritizing over $26 million from the proposed executive budget, Rep. Cox was happy to share her excitement in announcing the extra funds helped pave the way for additional road funding.
“The approved budget dedicates $400 million to transportation, where the money will be used to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges,” Rep. Cox said. “We tightened our belts, focused on our priorities and got the job done. Over the past four years, our caucus has allocated close to $1 billion to roads, and we aim to continue this trend.”
The budget now goes to the governor for a signature.