Gov. Whitmer Said Fixing Bridge Was A Public Safety Issue Then Vetoed Funds To Fix It Gov. Whitmer Said Fixing Bridge Was A Public Safety Issue Then Vetoed Funds To Fix It – Michigan Rising Action

Gov. Whitmer Said Fixing Bridge Was A Public Safety Issue Then Vetoed Funds To Fix It

Gov. Whitmer Said Fixing Bridge Was A Public Safety Issue Then Vetoed Funds To Fix It

The video released today by Michigan Rising Action features Gov. Whitmer speaking at the Ferrysburg bridge in July 2019 and media coverage following her budget vetoes and diversions.

October 23, 2019

In July 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited a bridge in Ferrysburg that was closed due to significant deterioration. At the time, Whitmer said the bridge’s closure was a “life and death” problem and posed “public safety” risks. Two months later, Whitmer vetoed funds in the state budget that would have fixed the Ferrysburg bridge. 

“Gov. Whitmer called the Ferrysburg bridge closure a public safety issue then vetoed funds to fix it,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of Michigan Rising Action. “Whitmer has said one thing and done the exact opposite on fixing the roads, supporting people with autism, and solving the opioid crisis. By vetoing and diverting funds for the roads while turning other critical services into negotiating pawns, Whitmer has shown she views policy through the lens of political expediency and not what is best for the state.”

The video released today by Michigan Rising Action features Gov. Whitmer speaking at the Ferrysburg bridge in July 2019 and media coverage following her budget vetoes and diversions. 

This is the fourth Michigan Rising Action video to feature Gov. Whitmer’s recent budget vetoes. The first video featured footage of Whitmer stating we need to fix the roads before she vetoed $375 million for roads. The second video featured Whitmer’s support of the Autism Alliance in early 2019 and then the consequence of her cuts to autism funding in our state. The third video showed Whitmer calling the opioid overdose epidemic a crisis and then vetoing funds for recovery.

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