Rep. Miller shares highlights

Following the first six months of his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives, state Rep. Aaron Miller this week shared highlights that he said are for the betterment of residents in St. Joseph and Cass counties.
Miller touted the budget as a win for Michigan residents and his district. Noteworthy budget items include record funding for roads and bridges. Statewide, a total of $450 million will be provided for the upcoming budget year. Also included will be $35 million for the Michigan Infrastructure Fund to be used to address the state’s water, transportation, energy and communications infrastructure.
Miller also noted his support for: expanding skilled trades programs by $10 million compared to current year total; reforms that put more money in the classroom; an increase in revenue sharing for local communities, including cities, villages and townships, totaling over $6 million; and funding for 150 state troopers added as a provision within the budget.

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