Rep. Sue Allor this week voted to reverse some of the 147 budget vetoes made by Governor Whitmer earlier this year, ending a budget impasse and restoring funding to a number of vital services, projects, and local governments.
One measure sponsored by Allor restores $15 million in assistance to local communities combatting PFAS contamination at municipal airports.
Allor also voted to restore funding for rural hospitals and health care programs, local law enforcement, road patrols, and assistance for children with autism.
The plan will soon be sent to Gov. Whitmer, who is expected to sign the bill package.
“It was unfortunate Governor Whitmer took the budget hostage in an effort to get her extreme 45 cent gas tax hike passed,” Allor said. “Although I am pleased we were able to work out a deal to restore some funding, I would like to have seen other items included such as the School Success Program which does outstanding work for students in our area and which I plan to continue fighting to restore.”
The House measure also restores more than $27 million for the payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) program, which local units of government count on as part of their annual operational costs.
The budget plan also restores $4 million to help connect veterans with benefits through the County Veteran Service Fund.
State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, will host a second tele-town hall to discuss the upcoming school year and planning for the safety of Northern Michigan students Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. “It’s important to keep the conversation going about what schools will look like this fall,” Allor said. “We will discuss concerns brought […]
“It’s incredibly important to our Northern Michigan families that their children be able to continue with their education in a manner that takes into account the many challenges created by COVID-19,” Allor said. “This plan will help keep our communities safe with flexibility for remote and in-person learning, or a combination of both.”
Innovative plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Sue Allor today joined her colleagues in approving a plan that will focus on safety of Northern Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that […]