The Michigan Legislature passed a 2024-25 general fund and education omnibus budget June 27, allocating a modest increase for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus’ operations and significant investments in the university’s economic development and innovation efforts, as well as firearm injury prevention and safety.

The spending plan now goes to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and could be signed later this summer.

Furthering the state’s efforts to enact common sense gun-violence-prevention laws and to quell gun violence, $5.5 million is allocated in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services budget to U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

Since its inception, the institute has served as a resource for the state — sharing information and resources on new laws, providing training and technical assistance on effective policy implementation and conducting evaluations to ensure the state’s laws are having the intended effect of reducing firearm injury and death in Michigan.

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