Pass a state budget that invests in our future

Michigan’s Clean Energy & Jobs Act that was signed into law in 2023 is creating good-paying jobs, lowering energy costs and reducing dangerous pollution in our air and water by transitioning Michigan to 100% clean energy. 

In February, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her executive proposal for the 2024-2025 state budget outlining her top priorities for Michigan over the next year. The Governor’s proposed budget includes important investments to build Michigan’s clean energy future, support contaminated site cleanup, and allow Michigan to capitalize on federal dollars from Inflation Reduction Act funding.

While these proposed investments are a strong step forward, we can do more: 

To truly invest in our future we should pass a state budget that funds the following critical programs:

  • $100 million to create a Whole Home Retrofit Program to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of low-income housing and ensure Michigan families struggling to make ends meet can benefit from weatherization, home upgrades, energy efficiency upgrades, rooftop solar, and battery storage. 
  • $60 million to support income-based water affordability programs statewide to protect vulnerable Michiganders and ensure all Michigan communities can access clean, safe, affordable drinking water at home. 
  • Investment of federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) funds in the Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program to help Michiganders reduce the cost of home energy bills, power outages, weatherization, and energy-related home repairs and create more resilient communities. 
  • $55.3 million for water and green infrastructure improvement projects including lead service line and water main replacement, stormwater infrastructure improvements, and more to mitigate the impacts of climate change and extreme weather with a focus on overburdened communities. 
  • Secure $80 million in contaminated site cleanup by increasing solid waste tipping fees and funding remediation, brownfield redevelopment, and recycling programs. 


As the budget process continues, we have a chance to make it clear to state lawmakers that these important investments will make an impact for Michiganders and communities across our state. 

Tell your lawmaker to include important housing, water infrastructure, and clean energy investments in this year’s budget and make an impact on the issues that directly benefit Michigan families.

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