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Recently signed legislation sponsored by Allor restores more than $45 million to state budget

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By Marian Johns | Jan 3, 2020

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Legislation sponsored by Rep. Sue Allor (R-Wolverine) that restores more than $45 million in state budget cuts has recently been signed into law by state legislators.

The legislation includes restoring $15 million for Michigan communities effected by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination as well as funding for rural hospitals and health care programs, local law enforcement and autism programs for children. The legislation also includes $27 million for the payment in lieu of taxes PILT program and $4 million for veterans services. 

“This has been a long process,” Allor said in a press release. “Although it didn’t happen until the 11th hour, I’m glad that the governor signed the supplemental and restored funding for some of the vital services the people of Michigan depend on.”

The funding cuts were part of a 147 line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made in October as part of her campaign promise to veto any bill that did not include funding for roads. 

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