State Rep. David Martin testifies in support of his plan during a House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee hearing on March 24.
Bipartisan plan to help local communities earns governor’s signature
Michigan communities will now have easier access to critical funding for water infrastructure projects, thanks to a new law spearheaded by state Rep. David Martin, of Davison.
Until now, outdated and overcomplicated processes have made it difficult for many local communities to access federal funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects through a revolving loan fund administered by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (DEGLE). The solution Martin brought forward streamlines the process and makes it easier for local governments to access funds.
“Everyone understands how important it is to keep improving our municipal water systems, but it can also be tough for smaller, rural communities to afford the necessary upgrades,” Martin said. “The reforms we made will help more communities access existing federal funding, so they can make the necessary improvements and continue delivering clean, safe drinking water to families.”
House Bills 5890-92, now Public Acts 132 to 134 of 2022, make various updates to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water State Revolving Fund, so critical infrastructure projects for drinking water and wastewater can be executed more efficiently.
A program that provides police protection to rural neighborhoods throughout Genesee County will now have a permanent and stable funding source, thanks to a solution secured by state Rep. David Martin of Davison.
State Rep. David Martin’s plan to offer permanent and stable funding for a program that provides police protection to rural Michigan communities will soon head to the governor for her possible signature.
Rep. Martin talks about the signing into law Tuesday of his HB 5772, which will stabilize the funding for secondary road patrols by dedicating a portion of liquor taxes already collected by the state to the road patrol program. Rep. Martin says secondary road patrols are a significant asset in protecting rural Michigan residents. The […]