Rep. Ben Frederick today said a final plan for the current state budget year solves a significant shortfall while preserving financial support for schools, law enforcement and other top shared community priorities.
The plan recently approved by the Michigan Legislature was signed by the governor this week. It addresses a $2.2 billion budget shortfall caused by COVID-19 and the governor’s subsequent orders to shut down many sectors of the economy which dramatically reduced tax revenues for vital services.
“Our top priorities were to preserve funding for education, law enforcement and local communities – and that’s exactly what this budget agreement does,” said Frederick, of Owosso. “Resolving this budget shortfall required some difficult decisions. But we made them so we could protect funding for our kids, schools and local governments.”