Gretchen Whitmer on Technology
We need $3B per year for inadequate infrastructure
Whitmer said access to clean, safe drinking water and roads and bridges in good condition are priorities. "As governor, I will capitalize the state infrastructure bank and task a permanent state infrastructure advisory council with creating
comprehensive, coordinated planning," she said. "Together, we're going to put thousands of Michiganders to work rebuilding our roads, updating our electrical & heating grids and ensuring that everyone has access to clean water & high-speed internet."
Whitmer said current funding levels for infrastructure are inadequate, and that she would begin to address the $4 billion annual funding gap ("far & away the reason why our roads are so dangerous," she said) identified by the infrastructure commission
by investing an extra $3 billion per year up front.
"Recent plans rely on future legislators to pull funding from the state's general fund to make less than adequate investments in infrastructure," she said. "It's a flawed plan that will not work."
Source: BridgeMI.com on 2018 Michigan gubernatorial race
, Mar 6, 2018
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