OpinionMore 'dark money' will influence politics in Michigan if Snyder doesn't veto
The Environment ReportGo lake trout! Native fish overcome seemingly ‘insurmountable’ challenges in Lake Huron
Politics & GovernmentIn his farewell speech Bing says, 'I will remain involved in Detroit's transformation'
Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Former Detroit broadcaster was inspiration for 'Ron Burgundy'
- Muskegon is home to America's tallest, singing Christmas tree
- Pressure builds on Michigan Football as Athletic Department's budget grows
- Why this 20 year old is getting a mastectomy, and why she's not alone
- Michigan Republican party fails to address Dave Agema's bigotry and hatred
U.S. and Canada
Thu December 2, 2010
Effort to OK new Detroit-Windsor bridge fails
The push to build a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor appears dead.
The Associated Press reports:
A final effort to pass a measure this year that could have cleared the way for a second bridge connecting Detroit and Canada has failed.
Democrats in the Michigan Senate wanted a vote on the issue Thursday, likely the final day of the Legislature's 2009-10 session. But a motion to discharge the legislation and send it to the Senate floor failed, getting only 11 votes in the 38-seat Senate dominated by Republicans.
Republican leaders say the issue is complex and the legislation was not ready to be voted on.
The so-called Detroit River International Crossing project has supporters in the business community but it is opposed by the owners of the nearby Ambassador Bridge.
The issue likely will resurface quickly when the new Michigan Legislature convenes in January.