first_img Categories: Diana Farrington News,News State Rep Diana Farrington helped secure state funding for several area projects in a new Michigan state budget given final legislative approval today.“From improvements in downtown Utica to a vital turnaround project for Mound Road, this budget will help make life better for area residents,” Farrington said.Among the projects:–Additional road project money includes $297,200 for a turnaround for Mound Road south of 15 Mile Road; $150,000 for curb repairs on Van Dyke Avenue in Utica; and $100,000 to help repave Summers Street in Utica.–Utica’s Downtown Development Authority will receive $500,000 for property redevelopment.–A landscaping project in Utica’s Grant Park will receive $25,000.Macomb County Community Mental Health will receive $1 million in additional funding, which Farrington called a step in the right direction.“This money is desperately needed to help people live healthier, happier lives,” said Farrington, who requested and helped secure the additional funding awarded outside of the state’s regular allocation formula. “This agency – and the Macomb County residents it helps – clearly deserve more support. But this allocation is a step forward in an ongoing effort to secure additional resources.”The new state budget is focused on improving job training, schools and other programs to further boost Michigan’s economic future without growing state government.Senate Bill 848 and House Bill 5579 advance to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. 12Jun Rep. Farrington secures resources to boost community projects, mental health fundingcenter_img ###last_img

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