Bridge Owner Spending Millions on Campaign

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- State records show that Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun contributed $5.1 million this week to the campaign for his ballot proposal to restrict construction of competing Michigan-Ontario border crossings.
The Detroit Free Press ( ) reports that Moroun made the contributions Tuesday and Wednesday. It follows $4.7 million he gave to the campaign through July. A report on spending from July through last Sunday is due Friday.
Proposal 6 would change the Michigan Constitution to require approval by a majority of Michigan voters on any new international crossing that gets public funding.
Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian leaders reached a deal in June on a new Canadian-built bridge that would be financed through tolls.
Moroun's bridge now is the only truck crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

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  • by Elaine Location: Location on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:24 AM
    Steve, I agree with you. Well said.
  • by Steve Location: Dewitt on Oct 26, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    "Bridge Owner Spending Millions on Campaign" And the Gov. is spending thousands hiring actors to pose as phony cops for its "No on 2 campaign". They are all liars!!!!
  • by Name Location: Location on Oct 26, 2012 at 04:37 AM
    Drive through Delray and see what 10000 trucks and 7000 cars a day dumping down fort street for an additional 6 years past the agreed upon 2 years that Maroun agreed to. Delray is destroyed as if by design. Drive through Delray Matty you can be proud of your destruction. Do you wring your hands and jump with joy as you destroy the very fabric of a community and rob the people of their quality of life just so you and yours can live better. Well you are 84 headed for what. To be the most hated family in the history of Detroit. Good job you succeeded. Let Proposal 6 pass and the entire state will be subject to the wims of Morons.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    So if Michigan doesn't spend a cent on the bridge construction could we still build it with out the vote of the people? Shows you how much money he is willing to spend to keep a monopoly!
  • by Name Location: Location on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    Does it really matter. He will be dead by the time the bridge is built and in use. He might have a few more years left to live.
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