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The Build It Michigan Strong Coalition Supports New Hollier Legislation To Stop Government Waste And Fix More Roads—With The Taxes Drivers Already Pay

August 20, 2019                   
CONTACT: John Sellek

LANSING – The Build It Michigan Strong coalition of labor and business groups announced that it fully supports new legislation introduced today in the Michigan Legislature by Senator Adam Hollier. The proposed policy would reduce the cost of the sand and gravel needed to rebuild our roads, bridges and infrastructure, allowing taxpayers to see more roads fixed with the taxes they already pay. 
Hollier, D-Detroit, introduced SB 431 earlier today in the Michigan Senate. The legislation ensures that Michigan’s infrastructure builders can fully access our naturally abundant supply of construction-grade aggregates through increased sand and gravel mining closer to major construction zones. Aggregates are the building blocks of the concrete and asphalt needed to rebuild our state’s roads, bridges, sewers and other infrastructure.
Hollier’s bill is necessary because:
“With tight supplies driving up costs and long-distance transit costs devouring road funds before a project even starts, it is no wonder Michigan residents are fed up with the status quo roads situation,” said Doug Needham, President of the Michigan Aggregates Association. “Michigan taxpayers are right to ask, ‘Where in the heck is my money going?’ 
“Sen. Hollier’s plan is the perfect answer to that frustration. It fixes more roads without asking for a tax increase and does so by ending wasteful government spending. This is the type of solution Michigan needs to help solve our road crisis.”
Unprecedented Coalition Backs Hollier’s Reform Plan
The Build It Michigan Strong coalition, which was formed to support a modernization of the PA 113 aggregate mining permitting process, brings together an unprecedented pairing of labor and business groups dedicated to rebuilding our state and growing our economy— without wasting taxpayer dollars. Coalition members include: 
Operating Engineers 324
Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Aggregates Association
Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association
Michigan Concrete Association
Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan
SB 431: Modernize PA 113 to Stop Wasteful Government Spending and Fix More Roads
The legislation was referred to the Senate Natural Resource committee.
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