Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda is pleased Governor Rick Snyder will appropriate funds from the Disaster Contingency Fund to aid U.P. communities with costs following this year’s winter, but the Calumet Democrat says it’s still not enough.
Dianda welcomes the funds, but says it’s not enough to make U.P. communities whole, and is again urging Republican leaders in Lansing to take up legislation he introduced last April.
The measure designates $10 million in grants to areas that have issued local states of emergency, which would nearly cover the $10.1 million in estimated damages to regional infrastructure.
Dianda says U.P communities have been forced to cover numerous unforeseen expenses stemming from the deep frost, and he is urging Lansing leadership to take up his bill for consideration.