Highlights of the State Budget Deal for the 2023 Fiscal Year
According to the numbers given by the House GOP, this is what the highlights of the $76.7 billion state budget deal looks like.
One part of the budget goes to supporting students, which includes:
- $9,150 for per-pupil foundation allowance
- $693 million for school safety and infrastructure
- $1.92 billion for special education resources
- $575 million for teacher recruitment and retention
- $52 million for recovery from lost learning
Another part of the budget includes investing $130 million in public safety and community policing resources.
Better roads is another part of the budget with $6 billion going toward rebuilding local roads, repairing bridges and improving airport and transit systems.
Workforce and economic development is the fourth part which includes:
- $300 million for economic and community development
- $55 million to train workers for high-demand jobs
- $40 million to enhance Pure Michigan tourism campaign
- $57 million to train more nurses and build up Michigan’s healthcare system
The fifth part is about family and maternal health with includes:
- $20 million to improve prenatal and postnatal care and promote adoption
- $625 million for mental health services
- $2.5 million to increase healthcare for foster children
The sixth part is paying down debt and saving for the future which is broken into two parts:
- $2.65 billion for debt reduction in public employee pension systems
- $180 million to rebuild the state’s “rainy day” fund for future economic downturns