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Bigger Cities Don’t Want to Pay for State Roads Anymore

As the legislature wraps up the 2016 session, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is hoping legislators will approve a major revision to state transportation law. Right now cities with populations of more than 25-thousand are required to pay a portion of any state road project that runs through its boundaries. Senate bill 10-68 removes that financial responsibility for freeway construction projects. That would include the impending I-75 reconstruction. Bill Anderson is a Specialist on local government-finance and operation for SEMCOG. He tells WDET’s Amy Miller the law has been on the books for decades but roads have not needed extensive rebuilding until now

 

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About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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