Detroit Evening Report, March 30, 2022: Whitmer signs $4.7 billion infrastructure plan


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a $4.7 billion infrastructure spending plan in Grand Rapids this afternoon to fix Michigan roads. $4 billion will be used to improve drinking water infrastructure, and create and maintain parks, bridges and dams. The spending plan includes more than $2 billion to be invested in clean drinking water, wastewater and other water infrastructure projects. After the hit to the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government hopes improving infrastructure will boost tourism and recreation, and move the economy forward.

Other headlines for March 30, 2022:

  • Ralph Godbee suspends campaign for Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District race
  • Detroit City Council approves sending used body armor to Ukrainian soldiers
  • City awarding nearly $2.5 million in grants to 35 community groups
  • Black-owned Crummy’s Cake Supply and Studio holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.