MML: $4.7 Billion Budget Supplemental is Historic Investment for Michigan Communities
ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The Michigan Municipal League (MML) is issuing the following statement in relation to the budget supplemental bill (SB 565) approved in the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, March 24. The bill calls for $4.709 billion in total investments that will benefit numerous areas, including local government; water infrastructure; roads, bridges, transit, and mobility; housing; broadband; and parks and recreation. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signaled her support and we look forward to her signing this historic legislation. For a complete breakdown of the bill by the MML go to our Inside 208 blog. The statement can be attributed to League Board President Barb Ziarko, Sterling Heights City Councilmember.
“The budget supplemental approved in the Legislature today represents historic investment in our communities. This is nothing short of a significant victory for all in our great state. We look forward to leveraging these funds with resources at the local level to amplify the impact and create shared prosperity. It is through these investments that our communities will continue to be the economic backbone of this state, drive growth, and increase our competitiveness.
“In particular, we would like to thank the Governor and her team, Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland), and Rep. Thomas Albert (R-Lowell), for their leadership on this package and commend them for working together to make this investment a reality. This is clear evidence of the amazing results that can happen when our leaders work together with a common focus and commitment on reviving and strengthening our economy, making Michigan an attractive place for talent, and supporting thriving communities in ways that benefit everyone.”
For additional information, contact Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League assistant director of strategic communications, at [email protected] and (810) 874-1073.
Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.