Michigan Legislature Passes Omnibus Budget, Includes $64 million for Brandon Road Lock and Dam

Michigan legislature passes omnibus budget including invasive carp protections

Legislators passed a multi-department omnibus budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year Wednesday night.  The package, House Bill 4437, heads to Gov. Whitmer for her signature. A condensed analysis of the entire budget can be found HERE. Within the omnibus is the department budget for each segment of state government. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources…

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COVID Relief Bill Addresses Asian Carp, WRDA

Congress passed a bipartisan bill late Monday night that would authorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) and the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project. The WRDA authorization comes as part of a larger COVID-19 relief package aimed at stimulating the economy, providing economic aid to small businesses and shoring up unemployment benefits.…

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MUCC signs onto a letter asking Congress for carp related appropriations

Michigan United Conservation Clubs signed a letter asking Congress for specific appropriations to combat the threat of Asian carp. Having this funding will help to make the battle against Asian carp a targeted, national effort, rather than a state and local effort. These appropriations will help the Great Lakes as well as the Ohio, Mississippi,…

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