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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, Speaker of the House Joe Tate, and other legislative leaders celebrated passage of a balanced and bipartisan budget for fiscal year 2025 that boosts public safety and infrastructure improvements, supports students, and builds affordable housing.

“We are once again setting Michigan up for success by making record investments that will benefit everyone across the state without raising taxes by a penny,” Whitmer said. “This budget will grow our economy, fix the damn roads, ensure first responders have the funding to keep our neighborhoods safe, and build a heck of a lot more affordable housing, while also bringing down costs and putting more money back in people’s pockets.”

The $82.5 billion FY25 budget includes a general fund total of $15 billion and a school aid budget of $19 billion.

"Through investing in community revitalization, education and public safety, we are working to deliver stability people can depend on.,” said state Rep. Angela Witwer, D-Delta Township, chair of the House Appropriations Committee. “These investments lay the groundwork to make real improvements to local infrastructure and create strong hometowns for Michiganders."

“This ‘Make it in Michigan’ budget will help kids learn, reduce crime, lower costs for families, and fix our roads and bridges,” said State Budget Director Jen Flood. “This budget will benefit Michiganders for decades to come and builds on our proven track record of fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and powering economic development.”

A $75 million new Revenue Sharing Trust Fund supports local communities and the services they provide including first responders, transportation, and water infrastructure, as well as placemaking and recreation opportunities.

The FY25 budget includes the following Public Safety funding:

  • $75 million to establish a Public Safety Trust Fund providing cities, villages, and townships with additional resources for police services and to support community violence intervention.
  • $75 million in a new Revenue Sharing Trust Fund to continue support for all Michigan cities, villages, townships, and counties.
  • $15 million for capital improvements and infrastructure projects at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
  • Hire and train 120 Michigan State Police Troopers, and $5.5 million for salaries and equipment costs of the 145th state police trooper recruit school, with 50 new troopers expected to graduate this summer.
  • $25 million for lifecycle upgrades to the state’s safety communication system, ensuring this critical infrastructure supports state and local emergency personnel.
  • $5.4 million to continue implementing improvements based on Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform recommendations.
  • $17 million to fund grants to reduce caseloads for local prosecutors in counties with the highest levels of violent crime.
  • $8.8 million to support investments to increase offender success through education, training, and reentry programs.
  • $4.4 million for a new National Guard armory in the Grand Rapids area.
  • $1.4 million to protect the State Capitol by increasing MSP’s capacity to safeguard workers and visitors to the Capitol and Heritage Hall.
  • $7.8 million for firearm injury and violence prevention grants, and community violence intervention services to reduce gun violence and save lives.
  • $3.2 million for disaster recovery in communities affected by natural disasters.

Click here for more information about the approved FY25 budget.