Dianda Calls for More Freeze Aid
State Representative Scott Dianda says he appreciates that Governor Rick Snyder is freeing up some money from the Michigan Disaster Contingency Fund to help Upper Peninsula communities hit hard by last winter’s freeze. He also says… the money’s not enough. Snyder’s decision allows some counties to apply for as much as 100-thousand dollars in state assistance. Marquette and Gogebic Counties are eligible, but Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon are not. Dianda is calling on the legislature to take another look at a bill he introduced last spring that would provide 10-million dollars to help pay for repair of frozen water mains and other expenses related to the harsh winter.