Sen. Bayer on education, childcare budget recommendations

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 11, 2021) — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget recommendation presented today to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, which included historic funding for K-12 education and increased funding for childcare programs for those who need it most:

“As a computer engineer, when I see a problem, it’s my nature to want to solve it. The economic constraints the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our school systems cannot be ignored, as they’ve created tremendous challenges with in-person and remote learning, and they have illustrated the inequities in our school-funding model.

“It is both logical and sensible to ask — as Gov. Whitmer is — for the largest-ever investment in education that includes school-related activities and supports that help working families, like access to affordable childcare for those who qualify. Michigan students and families need and deserve our support, not partisan games, and I look forward to doing everything I can to deliver that to them.”

Key highlights of the governor’s budget recommendations on education and childcare include:

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