Senator McCann on Passage of Upcoming Fiscal Year Budget

McCann praises bipartisan achievement, secures funding for Kalamazoo County projects

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement regarding his vote in support of legislation outlining the upcoming fiscal year budget, set to begin on Oct. 1:

“During these difficult times, it is important we come together to assure the programs, institutions, and people affected by our state budget can have peace of mind for the upcoming fiscal year. I thank Gov. Whitmer and our legislative leaders for doing just that with this budget.

“I am especially proud to have advocated for, and received, an increase of roughly $65 in per pupil funding for students across Michigan — they will need it more than ever. While the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented revenue challenges, I am pleased to have also still secured funding for specific projects across Kalamazoo County that will improve residents’ health and safety.”

Among the appropriations in the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget specific to the 20th Senate District that Sen. McCann advocated for inclusion are:

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