Governor Proposes $130 Million for Underground Infrastructure in Budget Presentation

On Thursday, February 6, Governor Whitmer gave her constitutionally required budget recommendations for fiscal year 2020 – 2021 to a House and Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations.  The Legislature will discuss and debate all of her recommendations over the next few months and come up with their own negotiated budgets.  Similar to last year, the Governor has […]

Infrastructure Major Focus in Governor Whitmer’s First State of the State Address

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her first State of the State address on Tuesday and infrastructure was the topic she discussed the most.  Just as she did on the campaign trail, Governor Whitmer expressed an urgency to finding a long term, sustainable solution for our crumbling roads and bridges.  Playing on her campaign slogan to “Fix The Damn […]

Governor Proposes Water Fee, Asks For More Road Funding In SOTS; President Trump Announces $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Governor Proposes New Water Fee In his last year as Governor, Rick Snyder is continuing his strong advocacy for improving infrastructure in Michigan. This week the Governor spent every day bringing attention to different aspects of infrastructure and environmental improvement. The most significant announcement he made during this infrastructure week was proposing a new water […]

Nystrom Appointed To Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission

During his State of the State address in January, Governor Rick Snyder announced the formation of a few new state commissions to tackle some of the recent on-going issues in our state. Because of the crisis occurring in Flint with their water system, the governor announced a new Michigan 21st Century Infrastructure Commission. Governor Snyder recently […]

Governor Announces $165 Million For Underground Investment

During the Governor’s annual budget presentation to a joint meeting of the Senate and House Appropriations committees on Wednesday, he announced that the administration’s focus for the next several months would not only be on Flint and the problems surrounding the city’s lead-tainted water and pipes, but on the state’s entire underground infrastructure. The Governor […]

Governor’s budget recommendations include $97 million for Underground Asset Management Programs

The MITA-led push for the new DEQ Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grants are beginning to see action, as nearly 600 communities throughout Michigan applied for the new grant money late last year.  The first round of grants are being awarded this spring, and Governor Snyder’s budget recommendation included $97 million to fund nearly […]