Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan giving local governments more flexibility to prioritize their road repair schedules has been signed into Michigan law by Gov. Whitmer.
House Bill 4966 is part of a legislative package allowing counties, cities and villages to focus more attention on fixing the community roads residents travel every single day.
Current Michigan law requires local governments to spend 75 percent of their road funding on “primary roads,” leaving just 25 percent for “local roads.” Schroeder’s measure will remove that restriction, giving local governments the ability to prioritize and focus on the roads most in need of repair.
“This legislation allows local governments to fix the roads that people want fixed the most – the ones they drive every day to work, school or the store,” Schroeder said. “Instead of being told how to spend these resources by state government, local governments will have more flexibility to assess their unique needs and make the repairs that make the most sense for their communities.”
Rep. Andrea Schroeder today said a plan soon to be introduced in the Michigan House offers a framework to improve the state’s response for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These new measures are a significant step forward to keep people safe and provide the help they need during what continues to be a very challenging time – in Oakland County and all across Michigan,” said Schroeder, of Independence Township. “This is a smart strategy that improves the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the board – helping families put food on the table, pay their bills, and stay healthy.”
Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan allowing Children’s Ombudsman investigators to quickly dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected has been signed into Michigan law.