Tag: infrastructure

Statement from NM Chamber Alliance on President Trump’s Support of Soo Locks

On Wednesday, May 2nd, Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood issued the following statement in response to the comments of President Donald Trump regarding the construction of a new large Soo Lock. Sault Ste. Marie, MI – “On behalf of…

Grassroots Efforts Stop Local Unit Internet Prohibition Bill

Recently, House Bill 5099 was introduced by State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R – Manton) that would have had immediate and potentially negative consequences for efforts in northern Michigan to grow a network of high speed internet service infrastructure. HB 5099 as written would prohibit…

MIRS: Will Trump Move The Ball On Soo Locks Upgrade?

  From MIRS, January 30, 2017 Almost everyone agrees the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula need to be upgraded. Modernizing the locks won’t be cheap, however, and so far Congress hasn’t approved funding for the work. But there are signs that might change…

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