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New Section on SILC Website
The SILC Web site now contains information on Legislative activities and positions taken by Disability Network Michigan and the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council. You may visit the section by selecting it on the menu or click here.
Council Member Testimony on Transportation Bills
Robin Bennett, as the SILC Transportation Workgroup Chair, stood for both SILC and Disability Network Michgian as officially neutral on the bills, but calling for any additional transportation dollars to go through the existing formula (Act 51) in order to allow for transit infrastructure to receive the same proportional benefit of the new money. that was provided today to the House Roads and Economic Development Committee. As a refresher, this committee is dealing with the bills that would move existing state funding around to provide more general fund dollars into the Michigan Transportation Fund (roads). The bills propose that some of this new money would go to the transit fund (Comprehensive Transportation Fund), but not the full amount as called for under current law.
Attached the joint position paper, which took advantage of the position papers of both organizations, that were submitted to the committee in support of our testimony.