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Michigan has earmarked $50 million as a down payment towards the billion dollar cost of upgrading the Soo Locks.  Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders announced it will be part of the new state budget


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Michigan officials are cheering the fact that President Trump has thrown his support behind upgrading the Soo Locks.  The president endorsed the plan this past weekend.


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The resignation of Congressman John Conyers will leave the seat vacant until it is filled by a special election. 

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Michigan’s congressional delegation is getting ready to fight for a big piece of federal spending on infrastructure.  They want roughly a billion dollars to upgrade the shipping lanes of the Soo Locks.


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Governor Rick Snyder wants Congress to go to work now on finding money to upgrade the Soo Locks – even though no one knows yet how much it’s going to cost. 


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Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario are negotiating a strategy to boost trade opportunities in the region. 


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Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to step up efforts to convince Congress to fund an expansion of the Soo Locks.   We have more from Rick Pluta.