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(2008-06-10)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - More than 100 airports in Michigan can
start improvement projects soon now that lawmakers have agreed to
allocate their federal funding.
The state House on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept $163
million in federal airport aid by sending a capital outlay bill to
Gov. Jennifer Granholm. She is expected to sign it.
Airports feared losing millions of dollars because Democrats and
Republicans were deadlocked over adding money for construction
projects at public universities and community colleges.
Legislators decided to leave that debate for another day.
House Democrats want to spend on new buildings at universities,
touting the potential for job creation. Senate Republicans say
Michigan cannot afford to pay off debt years down the line.
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