Contact: Brianna Baker, Electrification Coalition
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Lansing, Mich.—Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a $57.4 billion omnibus budget bill that includes new investments in the state’s electric vehicle (EV) future. The budget supports the transition of state fleets to EVs, expanded charging networks, and critical minerals recycling for EV manufacturing supply chains. These EV investments build off the Clean School Bus program included in the state’s recently passed K-12 budget, which allocates $125 million for school districts to modernize their bus fleets by transitioning to clean school buses, the vast majority of which are expected to be electric.
In response to Governor Whitmer signing the budget into law, the Electrification Coalition’s (EC) Director of Campaigns Aaron Viles released the following statement:
“It’s clear our transportation future is electric. By signing the omnibus budget into law, alongside the K-12 state budget signed earlier this month, Michigan lawmakers are driving the Auto State forward with cleaner transportation options and jobs for Michiganders. We encourage lawmakers to build upon these efforts and support all consumers considering the shift to EVs through smart policies like a Clean Fuel Standard and EV sales and use tax exemptions. With this, Michigan will play a significant role in reducing the U.S.’s dependence on oil and thus strengthening our national security. Thank you to the governor’s leadership and every lawmaker who worked hard to make these important investments happen.”
About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health, and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org