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Debate On Second Bridge To Canada Could See Movement

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LANSING (WWJ) – The on-again, off-again debate about whether to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor is on again this week at the state capitol.

A Republican Senate source tells WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick the Detroit Democrat Virgil Smith is now ready to vote ‘yes’ on a proposed second bridge which means that the governor has the four votes needed to move that out of a senate committee and on to the senate floor.

It appears that Senate Democrats are ready to vote with the governor as well, but “at this particular time, I am not inclined to (vote with the governor) I just don’t think the case has been made,” said Republican Senator Dave Robinson.

Robinson says letting the private sector move forward with the building of the second bridge is more in line with his core philosophy.

With a shift in voting there could be movement on the issue of building the second bridge this week.

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