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Wed July 9, 2014
Michigan will receive $115 million to fix roads
Michigan will receive is $115 million in special state funding this year for 124 specific road projects in certain districts. This includes 38 projects in the metro Detroit region.
Crain’s Business Reporter Chris Gautz said most of the money will go to districts that are represented by Republicans, and about $41 million went to some districts represented by Democrats.
“For somebody in another part of the state that isn’t getting any money -- maybe if they are represented completely by Democrats -- they’re not going to see anything and they are wondering why their roads aren’t as important,” Gautz said.
Click here for a full list of the projects.
Guatz said there will also be about $1.5 million dollars for the Secretary of State’s office to help combat insurance fraud.
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