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Rep. Bill G. Schuette Continues Fight for Flood Reduction Infrastructure in Midland
RELEASE|April 26, 2023

Today during a meeting of the full House Appropriations committee, State Rep. Bill G. Schuette (R-Midland) again offered an amendment to provide critical funding for flood reduction infrastructure in the City of Midland.

Schuette’s proposed amendment to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy budget would appropriate $117 million dollars to the City of Midland to build flood prevention infrastructure along Sturgeon Creek, Snake Creek and the Tittabawassee River – protecting more than 600 homes, small businesses and the MyMichigan Health Center from future flooding events.

“This should not be a partisan issue, this is about providing a real, tangible solution to a pressing need in Mid-Michigan,” Schuette said. “Twice in five years, our community was hit by devastating flooding. This is a potential public health crisis facing our region. But the good news is we can work to help solve it with this flood reduction initiative.”

The amendment was voted down by the committee’s Democrat majority, but received support from all twelve Republicans on the committee.

Rep. Bill G. Schuette said he will continue to advocate for transformational flood reduction infrastructure funding to Midland as budget negotiations continue.

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