Governor and Senate leader to decide next bridge move
By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
LANSING, MI –
Governor Rick Snyder and state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss what should happen next with a stalled international bridge project proposal. Richardville says he could potentially move the proposal to build a second bridge between Detroit and Canada out of the committee where it has failed thus far to gain enough support to move to the Senate floor. Richardville has suggested moving the proposal to his own Government Operations Committee.
Senator Mike Kowall chairs the committee currently handling the proposal.
"I don't want it to go to Government Ops," he says. "I started it, I want to finish it, I want to see it through to the end. Ultimately I don't have a lot of authority to tell the majority leader what to do."
Kowall says he thinks the bridge proposal would face just as many hurdles on the Senate floor as it is in his committee to gain approval. Governor Sndyer says he wants the issue approved by the end of the year.