Rep Graves votes to give extra funding for road repair efforts

first_img21Feb Rep. Graves votes to give extra funding for road repair efforts Categories: Graves News Roads in Genesee and Oakland counties would benefit from legislation unanimously approved today by Rep. Joe Graves and the Michigan House of Representatives.The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction across Michigan as early this summer.“This is what happens when you budget and save responsibly,” said Graves, of Argentine Township. “With last year’s budget cycle savings, we are able to set forth sufficient funding toward our road repair efforts. This winter has had its fair share of freezes and thaws and the roads reflect that. Our hard-working tax payers deserve better roads now.”In addition to state projects, the bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan. Estimated local allocations include Genesee County ($2,309,960), Oakland County ($7,015,327), Fenton ($83,572), Gaines ($4,609), Goodrich ($12,875), Holly ($38,819), Lennon ($4,305) and Linden ($26,429) among others.The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment. The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.House Bill 4321 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.last_img

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