LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Spending money on a new bridge between Detroit and Canada may be prohibited by Republicans who control the Michigan House.

The change was made by a committee Wednesday and sent to the House, even though Canada has been fully reimbursing the state for its expenses.

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Critics warn the move, which Canada is paying for entirely, could halt work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

A Republican lawmaker says he just wants more transparency about spending. The Republican lawmaker also helped write the transportation budget denies work on the bridge would stop.

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Budget plans proposed by the Republican-led Senate and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would not include new restrictions against bridge work.

The Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River linking Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit is expected to open in 2024.

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