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Bridge debate could be nearing end

By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network


Discussions over whether to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor-Ontario are ramping up as a vote at the state Capitol could be drawing near. A committee hearing on the question will continue Wednesday as Republican leaders decide whether there's enough support to move the issue along.

Governor Rick Snyder's administration has said it could pursue other avenues to build a publically owned bridge if the Legislature cannot muster the votes.

State Senator Mike Kowall chairs the committee considering the bridge proposal.

"Well we would prefer to do it legislatively, I don't see the will in the Senate to just ignore it," he says. "I would think that people would want to vote on it and finish it one way or the other."

If Kowall's committee does not vote on the proposal the issue may be sent to another Senate committee that has more Republican support for the project.

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