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Spending Bill With $175 Million For Michigan Roads Heads To Governor’s Desk

Mar 2, 2018

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Roads, flood damage repairs, and an investigation could get money sent their way soon.  The Legislature has sent a spending bill to the governor’s desk.


Every lawmaker in the House and Senate voted in favor of the bill.  The big ticket item is roads – $175 million spread out to cities and villages, county road commissions and state road preservation and projects.  

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard says the money is greatly needed.

“For the roads, it’s probably been the worst Michigan winter we’ve had in 15 to 20 years when you look at the freeze and the thaw, the freeze and the thaw.

The bill also includes $2 million for the state police emergency contingency fund.  And the Attorney General’s office will get $1 million for its investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault complaints.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org