State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after the Michigan House advanced Senate Bill 125, which expands resources available for local infrastructure improvement projects. Thompson voted in support of the bill and has fought for a resolution to a related project in Woodhaven, which she represents as part of the 28th House District:
“Today I am delighted to announce legislation that will help resolve rail grade separation challenges in Michigan is just a few small steps from becoming law. This significant achievement will pave the way for a specifically tailored program for these types of issues – empowering both the state and our communities to prioritize vital crossings in need of attention.
“A new, specialized grant program will serve as a crucial resource for areas across our state, assisting them in managing the substantial costs associated with these projects. The passing of this legislation marks a significant triumph for our district specifically. The Grade Separation project at Allen and Vanhorn in Woodhaven would become eligible for increased prioritization based on established criteria. I am committed to continuing my advocacy for the completion of this project, and my office stands ready to provide any necessary assistance to ensure its realization.
“By addressing rail grade separation issues, we are not only enhancing transportation efficiency but also improving safety and accessibility for our communities. The passage of this legislation highlights our dedication to the betterment of Michigan’s infrastructure and the well-being of its residents. I will continue working on behalf of our region, and I am looking forward to this bill being signed into law soon.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson will host a roundtable on the future of state infrastructure on Friday, Oct. 6, allowing people to engage in an ongoing discussion of how to tackle Michigan’s crumbling roads and how certain proposals would impact them and their families. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-Noon at Woodhaven Community Center, […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after confirming with the state’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that a deep injection well site in Romulus has had its operations permit renewed. Outrage erupted across Downriver communities earlier this year when hazardous material from a train derailment in East […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, is part of new legislation protecting the state from potentially harmful foreign adversaries. The new plans would stop sensitive data from being stored on servers that might be owned by foreign entities of concern, prevent concerning entities from buying Michigan farmland near military bases, protect against certain manipulation of […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today said Democrat abortion plans moving through the Legislature undermine the health and safety of women and push far beyond what voters approved through a 2022 ballot initiative. House Bills 4949-59, tabbed the “Reproductive Health Act,” were considered this past week by the House Health Policy Committee, which Thompson serves on. […]