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New MI Budget Bill Includes $330M Supplement, Mostly For Roads

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Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed a mid-year budget bill with nearly $330 million in spending, mostly for road maintenance and projects.

Calley said Friday a comprehensive road funding fix is still needed, but this money will address potholes and other problems caused by the harsh winter.

The bill accounts for the loss of savings from the delayed expansion of Medicaid and sets aside money to resolve a health insurance claims tax shortfall if no other solution is found by October.

Calley says the bill will ensure more than 52,000 residents continue receiving mental health services.

It also includes money for home heating assistance, flooding disaster relief and to help municipalities clean up from December’s ice storm.

Calley signed the bill because Gov. Rick Snyder is outside the state.

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