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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist talks infrastructure since federal laws

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Michigan officials are highlighting how the state has spent federal money from the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” in the year since its passage

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist says billions of dollars have gone toward roads, bridges, and public transportation.

The money has been used as state lawmakers have struggled to reach an agreement with the governor’s office on road funding

Gilchrist, a Democrat, says he hopes to reach a deal with the incoming Legislature when his party takes control next session.

“I don’t want to presuppose any specific ideas on that, but I do think it resets the conversation that we’ve been trying to have for four years and weren’t able to reach that consensus.”

In the meantime, five billion more federal dollars are set aside for projects like improvements to the Soo Locks and Detroit Metro Airport.

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