Sen. Victory supports funding to meet new challenges

LANSING, Mich.Sen. Roger Victory on Thursday voted to send the governor a $371 million budget supplemental to meet new challenges facing the state and restore more of her fiscal year 2020 cuts.

“Communities in Ottawa County and along the Great Lakes are dealing with huge road safety issues due to historically high lake levels,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “This measure would provide $5 million in grants to help local officials protect the public and make necessary road repairs caused by high-water erosion.

“To help improve transportation in the county, this supplemental budget also invests $1 million for bridge work in Ferrysburg.”

Senate Bill 151 restores the governor’s vetoes and transfers of critical support for local hospitals, people with disabilities, job training, agriculture, veterans and more.

The bill authorizes up to $75 million in new funding to help state and local officials respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and includes $3 million for the Michigan Animal Agriculture Alliance.

“This funding will help our state meet our new challenges and restore support for important programs that the governor cut last year,” Victory said. “I will continue to work for the good folks of Ottawa County on my high-water erosion protection legislation and on a budget for next year that improves our state and the lives of its people.”

SB 151 now heads to the governor to be signed.

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