Because of the damage this devastating winter did to Michigan's roads localities will divvy up millions of additional dollars. Lawmakers have approved the funding plan and so has Governor Snyder.  As a result cities and towns will share about $22 million while counties and the Michigan Department of Transportation will get about $39 million.

With quite a few local budgets so close to empty this is certainly coming as welcomed news. When compared to last winter some areas have used twice as much road salt. Many had considerable vehicle maintenance costs coupled with more overtime hours for road crews. If not for this state help some would have found it impossible to cover these expenses.