span http://michiganradio.org en Snyder defends new Detroit/Ontario bridge plan http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-defends-new-detroitontario-bridge-plan <p>Governor Rick Snyder is defending the <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-supports-new-detroit-river-bridge-and-he-says-hes-got-way-pay-it">plan to build a second bridge</a> between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Snyder <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110407/NEWS06/104070493/Gov-Snyder-stands-by-plans-Michigan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">spoke to the Detroit Free Press</a> about his support for a new international bridge over the Detroit River a day after the newspaper published <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/ambassador-bridge-owner-snyder%E2%80%99s-plan-new-detroitontario-bridge-should-be-stopped">comments from Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel &quot;Matty&quot; Moroun</a> that criticized Snyder and the new bridge plan. &nbsp;From the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110407/NEWS06/104070493/Gov-Snyder-stands-by-plans-Michigan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Free Press</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Gov. Rick Snyder told the Free Press on Wednesday that a TV ad campaign attacking plans for a second bridge to Canada reminds him of misleading campaign attacks on him in last year&#39;s race for governor.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s inaccurate,&quot; he said of the ad&#39;s claim that the public project connecting Michigan and Canada would cost state taxpayers $100 million a year.</p><p>The ad is paid for by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge, Manuel (Matty) Moroun, who said in a front-page Free Press report Wednesday that Snyder&#39;s advocacy for the public bridge would kill Michigan jobs, notably at his companies.</p><p>Moroun wants to build his own second Detroit-Windsor span, but the Canadian government won&#39;t let him build the span because of traffic, legal and environmental concerns. Snyder said two bridges would be viable&hellip;</p><p>Snyder said a new bridge, built by a private builder, would stimulate commerce. But, he said in a wide-ranging interview, his top priority is balancing the state budget and enacting tax changes he said will lead to more jobs. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:19:43 +0000 Zoe Clark 1948 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder defends new Detroit/Ontario bridge plan