State Rep. Gary Howell recently testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his proposal to allow counties, cities and villages to legally utilize funds from the State Infrastructure Bank in order to fix Michigan roads.
Howell said his proposal will ensure local road agencies are given the proper authority to borrow funds from the State Infrastructure Bank for road improvements.
“As a 40-year municipal attorney handling these matters and as the former chairman of the Lapeer County Road Commission, I believe this plan fixes a significant problem,” said Howell, of North Branch. “It is my job to make sure that counties and municipalities have access to necessary funds to fix Michigan’s roads.”
The State Infrastructure Bank was established as a revolving loan fund, or bank, used to help finance local road projects.
Rep. Howell’s House Bill 6088 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.