Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric barriers and water cannons at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, which stands between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.

Mackinac Bridge
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A project that would allow drivers to pay the Mackinac Bridge's toll with a credit card has been seriously delayed.

MLive reports the upgrade has been in the works for about four years. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act records request show technical glitches, stalled contract negotiations and a near-six month unexplained absence of the primary subcontractor have held up the project, which is several hundred thousand dollars over the initial budget.