A new study out of Michigan State University says rising water infrastructure costs could lead to – what it calls – a water crisis within the next five years.
A panel of business and government experts appointed by Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan needs to invest billions more in infrastructure spending.
The 21st century infrastructure commission says Michigan should raise infrastructure spending by four billion dollars each year.
That’s to fix its aging water, transportation, energy and communications systems.
It says Michigan spends less on infrastructure than the national state-average.
Evan Weiner is the C.O.O of Edward C. Levy Company. HE chaired the DEL commission.
“The point is, is that it’s going to take us a long time to get it done. But if we don’t decide to start today, it’s going to be a heck of a lot more expensive tomorrow.”
He says instead of pinning down a specific funding strategy, the report outlines a “menu” of potential funding options.
A consumer advocate group has launched a nationwide campaign advocating for increased pipeline infrastructure.
The Soo Locks has received seven and a half million dollars to upgrade to a digital lock system.
Infrastructure across the state is notoriously out of date, but with the 1.2 billion dollar road funding plan approved last year, many counties felt like help was on the way.
What local communities across the state are coming to realize is that the road plan comes with a few strings attached.
The public would not be able to obtain certain information about pipelines and other infrastructure under legislation in the state House.
Supporters of House Bill 4540 say it’s an attempt to protect critical infrastructure from being attacked. Continue reading
Leftover grant money from the state will allow the city of Cadillac to beef up a popular tourist area.
The MEDC has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to five Michigan communities through leftover funds and other grants that failed to materialize in recent years. Continue reading
Nearly $100 million is being allocated to support what officials are calling an important, but unglamorous issue.
Provided by the Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation
Water conservation organizations across the state have millions in new money to work with this summer. Continue reading
Michigan roads may see less agricultural traffic if transportation infrastructure plans continue to move forward. Continue reading
The final round of a state grant program is providing more than $3 million throughout the state to fund wastewater treatment projects.