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Michigan Democrats get behind Biden infrastructure proposal

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Michigan Democrats are getting behind President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure proposal. The two-trillion dollar ‘American Jobs Plan’ would put money towards road repairs and expanding manufacturing.

Senator Debbie Stabenow says with its emphasis on innovations in the auto-sector, the package has Michigan in mind.

“We want to dramatically boost support for electric vehicles," said Stabenow. "Consumer tax credits. The federal government purchasing more vehicles to help create the market. The incentives for the batteries being made in the United States.”

Biden intends to invest 174-billion dollars into the EV market while eliminating tax credits and subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. The infrastructure plan aims to create a network of 500-thousand charging stations by 2030.