Governor’s Infrastructure & Environment Week Recap

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Dene Westbrook

Last week Governor Snyder followed up his January State of the State address with daily, detailed announcements on each of the proposals from his speech.

Each day featured one of the Governor’s priority areas of infrastructure and the environment.  See the attached documents to learn more about what was announced.

Monday’s topic was Ubiquitous Broadband Access and Adoption.  You can read more about this here: Monday.Broadband

Tuesday’s topic was Renewing our Environment.  This proposal was announced as a replacement for the former Clean MI Initiative bonds and would replace the former bond proceeds with an increase in solid waste tipping fees, up to $4.75/ton.  More information regarding this initiative can be found here:

Renew Michigan’s Environment;



3000 Sites to be Addressed 1 31 18

Wednesday covered Protecting our Waterways, along with this web site to help bolster this initiative (

Thursday’s topic was Rebuilding Michigan’s Water Infrastructure.  This proposal is centered around a $5/resident user fee on public water systems.  Find out more details about this here:


Rebuild MI Water Infrastructure;


Friday covered Protecting our Environment and Achieving our Recycling Rate Goals. Find out more here: Friday.Recycling

John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.




1675 Green Road,
Ann Arbor MI 48105
Capitol Office
208 N. Capitol Ave.,
1st Floor Lansing, MI 48933
©2022 Michigan Municipal League LLC. All rights reserved