Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215M in Road Repairs

March 14, 2014

Michigan legislative leaders have agreed to set aside $215 million for road maintenance, partly to help local governments grappling with winter costs and potholes.

A House-Senate committee approved a spending bill Wednesday while another storm was hitting the state.

More than half the money will go to shovel-ready road projects. Lawmakers also are allocating another $100 million so road agencies still have maintenance money in the summer after significant snow plowing costs.

The bill also adjusts the state budget to account for the loss of $73 million after Senate Republicans delayed the expansion of Medicaid from January to April.

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