House of Reps approve budget

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.

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