Road Money Before State Senate

The state Senate is poised to take up legislation passed last week by the House to spend an extra $175 million this fiscal year on road repairs. Republican Representative Laura Cox of Livonia said before the House vote last week that no area is being left out.

“Pothole season is here and getting worse day by day,” said Cox. “House Bill 4321 is a $175 million supplemental bill package that helps every single geographical region in Michigan, from Iron Mountain to Monroe and from Whitehall to Port Hope.”

Governor Snyder had proposed spending the money in the next fiscal year, which starts in October. The bill passed the House 109-0 and could get a Senate vote as soon as Tuesday.