Lansing, Mich — Budget leaders — including Senate Appropriations Chair Jim Stamas, House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert and Budget Director David Massaron — today announced reaching a deal on the upcoming state budget.
“The last year and a half has been hard on all of our families and communities. Addressing their needs –from jobs to education to government accountability — is at the center of today’s budget deal,” Stamas said. “By working together our divided Michigan government has shown what can be accomplished when Michigan families are put first. Michigan families are counting on us to invest in them. This budget does that by laying the groundwork for a healthy economy for Michigan’s future. I thank House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert, Budget Director David Massaron, and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their collaboration.”
The budget agreement announced today signals the Legislature will move forward with an omnibus budget– covering the funding for all state departments and agencies for the next fiscal year.
“This is a significant step forward,” Albert said. “A historic investment in schools already has been finalized, and now we are close to finishing work on other parts of the state budget that will help meet the needs of Michigan residents and continue the state’s recovery from the COVID pandemic. I would like to thank Budget Director Massaron and Senate Appropriations Chair Stamas for their work, and I look forward to votes on the budget soon.”
The budget process is expected to proceed normally with conference committees and a floor vote in the upcoming week.
“I am very pleased that we now have a budget agreement and I’d like to thank Sen. Stamas and Rep. Albert for the good working relationship that we forged during this process,” said Massaron. “This is a budget that is good for Michigan. It reflects shared priorities that will move Michigan forward as we continue to emerge from the pandemic as an even stronger state.”