Bill Aims to Provide for Long-Term Maintenance for Michigan Roads

Two lawmakers introduced a bill that aims to provide long-term maintenance for roads.

Republican Reps. Steve Carra of Three Rivers and Gary Eisen of St. Clair Twp. introduced House Bill (HB) 5369, aiming to require long-term contracts for road construction and maintenance.

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Sale Closes for $800 Million in ‘Rebuilding Michigan’ Bonds

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Thursday afternoon it has closed an $800 million bond issue.

The $800 million is the first installment in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan program.

The governor is seeking to raise $3.5 billion to repair and expand Michigan’s infrastructure after her plan to raise the state’s fuel tax by 45 cents a gallon became a legislative nonstarter and tremendously unpopular with voters.

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