Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to address U.S. Senate on state's infrastructure needs

Posted at 9:33 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 09:34:20-05

(WXYZ & ASSOCIATED PRESS)  — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to discuss the state's infrastructure plan during a U.S. Senate hearing.

The governor's office says Gov. Whitmer will join the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works hearing on Wednesday. She is expected to discuss the state’s infrastructure needs during the virtual meeting.

Gov. Whitmer recently called for $300 million in her 2021 budget plan to repair or replace about 120 local bridges, a year after she announced $3.5 billion in borrowing to rebuild deteriorating state-owned highways and bridges over five years.