Lawmakers Ask For More Money To Upgrade Michigan’s Infrastructure

Lawmakers confronting the cost of Flint’s water crisis and the Detroit school district’s enormous debt are asking for more money to upgrade infrastructure.

The lawmakers are asking for $165,000,000 deposit to upgrade underground infrastructure across Michigan.

Lawmakers say it’s not just the lead pipes that need replacing.

Water mains, sewer lines, wastewater treatment plants, energy pipelines and telecommunications infrastructure will require improvements.

The legislature is considering the request while Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants to create a Michigan infrastructure fund seeded with a proposed $165,000,000 to modernize the infrastructure.