Michigan Budget Deal Adds More Than $1B for Child Care and More
There's always room for improvement when it comes to fixing our Michigan roads and bridges, but what about child care?
When it comes to child care, it can be extremely expensive and that's why the new Michigan budget deal is all coming together, hoping to make things that much better.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
Lawmakers, who must pass a budget by Oct. 1 or face a partial state government shutdown, released proposed budgets for state agencies and higher education Tuesday afternoon after GOP leaders reached an agreement with the Whitmer administration late last week. The Legislature passed, and Whitmer signed into law, the $17-billion K-12 school aid budget much earlier, in July.
With that being said, there's been a lot going on these days including fixing our crumbling roads and updating bridges with major repairs.
I was driving straight to Indiana last weekend and I noticed several Michigan bridges that were in need of big repairs along with several roads.
When you add everything up regarding roads, bridges, and child care, we're talking about billions of dollars to focus on our new budget plans.
One of the deals is paying $13 million to waive parent copays for child care through fiscal year 2022. That's just an example of the new Michigan budget deal.
The Detroit Free Press also adds:
And the spending plan includes more than $1 billion to expand child care in Michigan, much of it funded with federal coronavirus relief money.
It's hard to believe how much money goes into fixing our roads, fixing bridges, and taking care of our children.
If you click on one of the links above, you can see how the new Michigan budget deal breaks down.