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Gov. Whitmer signs ‘Building Michigan Together Plan’

Clean drinking water, safer dams, and state parks and greenways are all part of a multi-billion-dollar spending bill Michigan’s governor signed on Wednesday.

The $4-point-7-billion-dollar bill—dubbed the “Building Michigan Together Plan”—is the latest in the state’s effort to spend billions in federal coronavirus relief dollars.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says many other midwestern states have already spent all the money they received.

“And so, every day that these dollars aren’t appropriated has an opportunity cost with it. We see inflation continue to eat more of what we’re able to do with these dollars. And certainly, workforce is another complicating factor.”

Whitmer says the state still has about $2-billion-dollars left to allocate.

More money from a federal infrastructure package will start arriving in May.