Revenue sharing is vital to keeping Michigan's families and neighborhoods safe. Unfortunately, all too often, revenue sharing is an easy target for cuts during tough budget times, and our residents and communities have paid the price.
Since 2001, funding that supports public safety services have shrunk by more than 0 million. Michigan's communities have lost more than 4,000 firefighters and police officers since then. In the face of the growing budget gap, we are making tough choices, but I will fight to preserve funding for these essential services.
Police officers and firefighters protect our neighborhoods, our property and our lives. We count on them to help us when we are in a car accident, or rescue our loved ones from a fire.
Keeping firefighters and police officers on our streets will keep our communities safe and strong, protect our families and attract the businesses and good-paying jobs we need to get our economy back on track.
Our residents deserve and need the basic services that revenue sharing provides.