Governor Granholm Statement on DRIC

Contact: Liz Boyd 517-335-6397

LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today issued the following statement on the Senate Republicans' decision to block HB 4961 from coming to the Senate floor for a vote, killing the Detroit River International Crossing project, a public-private partnership to oversee the new border crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

"Senate Republicans have bowed to special interests.  They are irresponsible, discarding 10,000 jobs for Michigan workers and ignoring the needs of job providers.  It's simply incredible that they turned down a no-risk project which had support from business, labor, former Governors Engler and Blanchard and the U.S. and Canadian governments. It's Exhibit A for why Michigan needs campaign finance reform."

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