Rep. Sue Allor today supported a statewide infrastructure bill that passed the state House.
As part of the plan, the Charter Township of Oscoda, located in Iosco County, is slated to receive $8.58 million for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation.
“Oscoda is considered ground-zero when it comes to PFAS contamination in our state,” Allor said. “PFAS are extremely dangerous, man-made chemicals that have been contaminating this area for years now. Over the past 5 years, one of my top priorities has been to ensure people in that area had access to clean water. This much needed funding will help local government in connecting homes to a clean, reliable water source”
Other components of the $4.8 billion plan include:
Safe, clean drinking water: A nearly $2 billion investment will help provide safe drinking water and “clean water” grants in Michigan communities – combatting PFAS, replacing lead pipes, and improving sewer systems.
Dam safety: More than $300 million will help upgrade aging and obsolete facilities, with about $200 million headed specifically to the Midland and Gladwin county dams that failed in May 2020.
Road and bridge repairs: More than $380 million will assist state and local projects across the state. Additional resources will support airports and other transportation projects.
Technology and energy: A $250 million investment will boost access to the broadband internet needed for work, school and everyday life.
Community support and development: Local communities would receive $322 million in COVID relief and $46 million to protect against falling revenue that impacts critical local services.
“As I approach the end of my time in the Michigan House of Representatives, I am glad to see yet another one of my priorities accomplished,” Allor said. “There is still work to be done, and I hope to tackle that in the upcoming budget.”
Rep. Allor, who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, says the 2023 budget approved by the full House Wednesday protects farmers dealing with a mandated TB quarantine while curbing bureaucracy.
State Rep. Sue Allor today expressed frustration with news that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed the Legislature’s proposal to provide tax savings for Michigan workers and retirees as the state continues to be gripped by skyrocketing inflation.