Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $57.4 billion budget for the state centered on infrastructure, public safety and public health.
The “Make it in Michigan” initiative is the first opportunity in decades that Democrats have had to craft a budget that reflects their legislative priorities.
Describing one of the budget’s priorities, Whitmer says clean energy is the way to create more jobs in Michigan.
“We’re expanding clean energy production, installing more vehicle chargers and reopening the Palisades nuclear plant to secure hundreds of good-paying jobs and provide tens of thousands of homes with reliable clean power,” Whitmer said in a statement.
Whitmer also authorized $24 billion in funding for Michigan schools last month.
The 2024 fiscal year budget totals $81.7 billion and begins Oct. 1.
Other headlines for Aug. 1, 2023:
- New Wayne State president Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy officially starts term
- GM issues another recall of vehicles over risk of Takata airbag inflators exploding
- Gas prices in Metro Detroit continue to rise
- ‘Super moon’ to light up the sky tonight
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