Senate subcommittee approves MacGregor’s human services budget

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Services approved the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Human Services (DHS) budget on Thursday, said Chairman Sen. Peter MacGregor.

“This is a fiscally responsible budget with strategic investments and smart reforms and reductions that reflects the Senate recommendations for the Department of Human Services,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford, the sponsor of Senate Bill 124. “Over the next couple months, we will work with the House of Representatives and the governor to put together a final budget through the conference committee process.

“I am confident this budget will help the department achieve its goals of helping Michigan residents meet their financial, medical and social service needs by putting people first so they can more quickly become self-sufficient and successful.”

The bill now heads to the full Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.