Whitmer Seeks $250M For Parks; Senate Has $1.5B Bridge Plan


From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has called for spending a “historic” $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails. Thursday’s announcement comes as Senate Republicans propose a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges. They’re the latest proposals added to the mix as the Democratic governor and Legislature consider how to use $6.5 billion in discretionary COVID-19 funding included in a rescue package. Whitmer says the pandemic disproportionately hit the tourism industry and hospitality sector, and that funds should be used to help tourism-reliant communities rebound. She points to a backlog of maintenance requests at parks

Source: WSJM
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2021/06/10/whitmer-seeks-250m-for-parks-senate-has-1-5b-bridge-plan/

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