Jones supports $175 million road funding increase

Sen. Rick Jones

Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones on Thursday voted to boost funding to improve state and local roads and bridges by $175 million this year.

“I often hear from constituents about potholes and the overall poor shape of our roads,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “They want the roads fixed. I was proud to support legislation to invest an additional $175 million of existing surplus funds into our communities to improve the roads and protect Michigan drivers.”

The governor’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 recommends moving up a scheduled $175 million increase in 2020 to 2019 — on top of a $150 million increase already planned for 2019.

House Bill 4321 would move up the additional $175 million in road funding to the current 2018 fiscal year.

Here is a list of the road funding increase for each county and community in the 24th Senate District as a result of HB 4321, according to the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency:

Clinton County $711,021.34
Eaton County $858,937.83
Ingham County $1,356,941.09
Shiawassee County $574,139.04

Bancroft $5,762.35
Bellevue $10,449.10
Byron $5,705.18
Charlotte $60,368.29
Corunna $26,156.43
DeWitt $31,143.90
Dimondale $9,128.69
Durand $24,592.18
Eagle $1,409.80
Eaton Rapids $39,617.23
Elsie $8,441.40
Fowler $8,532.29
Grand Ledge $49,810.84
Laingsburg $11,295.11
Lansing $910,510.48
Lennon $4,305.03
Morrice $8,494.51
Mulliken $4,858.10
New Lothrop $5,300.52
Olivet $12,170.44
Ovid $12,175.67
Owosso $109,109.21
Perry $14,859.05
Potterville $16,638.42
St. Johns $57,618.88
Vermontville $7,318.03
Webberville $9,984.40
Westphalia $7,358.34
Williamston $26,689.63