Bumstead: State budget should prioritize Michiganders

Bumstead: State budget should prioritize Michiganders

LANSING, Mich.Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, on Wednesday released the following statement after final passage of the fiscal year 2025 state budget bills in the Michigan Senate:

“Crafting the state budget is a process, and we still have a lot of work ahead of us. I continue to have serious concerns about Democrats’ efforts to push forward with a $700 million income tax hike and $670 million raid on the teacher pension fund. At the same time, we have made positive steps in some areas, including bipartisan support for farmers’ needs relating to the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.

“I believe budgets are statements of priorities, and the people of Michigan who are still struggling to afford weekly groceries and filling up at the pump should continue to be our priority in Lansing. We should be sure we are budgeting responsibly — alleviating tax burdens rather than creating them — and investing in our common interests, such as roads and water infrastructure, education, our natural resources, and public safety. I will continue fighting on behalf of Michigan taxpayers as the Legislature continues the budget process.”


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