As a state representative one of my top priorities is to help Michigan become an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That is why earlier this month I supported a state budget that saves money for Michigan taxpayers, and improves roads, public safety, and health care.
I am committed to serving my district, and this budget will help the people of southeast Michigan in multiple ways:
· Road improvements for S. Stoney Creek Road in Monroe County. I helped secure $3.35 million for the project. Thousands of people travel the road every day, and drivers deserve the road to be in far better condition. The state money will also improve the road in Frenchtown, Ash and Exeter townships.
· Paula’s House will receive $100,000 for new construction. The facility helps women who are homeless and have substance abuse problems. We must protect our most vulnerable residents and make sure they are safe.
· The Arthur Lesow Community Center will receive $100,000 for construction assistance. Established in the early 1940s, the center focuses on educational, cultural and recreational programs for the community.
· The River Raisin Centre for the Arts will receive a $73,000 grant for maintenance. The RRCA is the “Arts Heart” of Monroe.
· Estral Beach in Berlin Township will receive $200,000 for flood control. It is important that we take precautions in making sure that our most vulnerable areas are prepared in case bad weather strikes.
I look forward to seeing the improvements throughout the community and will continue to help strengthen the southeast Michigan community and improve our quality of life.