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Ambassador Bridge supporters ramp up criticism of new bridge

By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network

DETROIT –
A group that supports the Ambassador Bridge Company says Governor Rick Snyder's plan for a second bridge between Detroit and Canada is full of hidden details. The proposal is still an early draft, and has not been introduced as legislation.

Scott Hagerstrom is director of the Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity. He says now is the right time for opponents to ramp up their campaign against the bridge proposal.

"Because we're concerned - we were told that this is the bill that is going to be introduced, and, you know we're not going to agree with everything that's introduced and the direction it goes in," he says. "But that doesn't mean we can't have some input on making it a better piece of legislation if it does go somewhere."

Hagerstrom says there are many things he would like changed about the proposed legislation. But, he says, even if those details are changed, he still would not support the bill. Hagerstom also refuses to comment on whether Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Maroun is funding the group's campaign against the second bridge.

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