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Getting Closer or Build that Bridge

Can you believe...I'm excited to report about a bridge.

Late Wednesday, the Michigan House approved a plan to "accept" $550 million from our Good Neighbors Up North in Canada to help build a span that crosses between Detroit and Windsor.

The proposed Detroit River International Crossing will cost a whopping $5.3 billion, so we're not there yet. The Associated Press reports the U.S. government has yet to commit any funding to the project, and Michigan's cost is expected to be about $100 million.

But this is a game-changer, I think. I'm all about public-private partnerships. And I'm not alone.

"This is an important first step for Michigan and this region to maximize the job and business creation potential of the busiest border crossing in North America," said Bill Shreck, director of communications for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Here are the stories out of The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press.

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