The Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday approved the budget for fiscal year 2014.
State Rep. Matt Lori said he was happy to see continued fiscal responsibility in both the school-aid and general-fund budgets.
Lori said the Michigan House has continued to be fiscally responsible with the money to which it is entrusted. The Constantine-area resident said the approved budget controls spending at a rate lower than the rate of inflation, yet still boosts spending in education, public safety and revenue sharing for local governments.
The budget includes$444 million in additional funding for K-12 education; $351 million to improve Michigan roads and infrastructure; $75 million for the state’s Rainy Day Fund; and $20 million in individual tax relief.
House Bills 4228 and 4328 now go to the Senate for consideration.