State gets the ball rolling on $175 million extra for roads

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) Complaints from drivers about the growing number of large potholes on Michigan's roads appear to have motivated state lawmakers. The House Appropriations Committee passed a supplemental spending bill Wednesday that would provide an extra $175 million for roads. The money is coming out of the $200 million surplus projected at the most recent revenue-estimating conference. If passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Snyder the money would be given to counties, cities and villages during the current budget year that ends September 30. Mid-Michigan's five counties (Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham and Jackson) would get a combined $4,582,591.79 while cities and villages in those counties would get a total of $2,075,521.66. The next step is a vote of the full House. News 10 and wilx.com will keep you updated on the bill's progress.

The funding totals for Mid-Michigan's counties, cities and villages are as follows:

COUNTY FUNDING
Clinton $711,021.34
Eaton $858,937.83
Hillsdale $485,616.42
Ingham $1,356,941.09
Jackson $1,170,084.11

CITY/VILLAGE FUNDING
Charlotte $60,368.29
Dansville $4,227.89
DeWitt $31,143.90
Dimondale $9.128.69
Eagle $1,409.80
East Lansing $295,393.22
Eaton Rapids $39,617.23
Elsie $8,441.40
Fowler $8.532,29
Grand Ledge $49,810.84
Grass Lake $10,279.68
Hanover $4,852.50
Hillsdale $64,004.95
Jackson $272,289.31
Jonesville $18,992.13
Lansing $910,510.48
Leslie $15,214.35
Litchfield $11,733.48
Mason $55,228.85
Mulliken $4,858.10
North Adams $4,349.39
Olivet $12,170.44
Ovid $12,175.67
Parma $6,136.13
Pewamo $5,503.88
Potterville $16,638.42
Reading $8,796.78
Springport $5,614.07
St. Johns $57,618.88
Stockbridge $8,496.70
Sunfield $4,955.57
Vermontville $7,318.03
Waldron $5,677.95
Webberville $9,984.40
Westphalia $7,358.34
Williamston $26,689.63