West Michigan is hearing a lot about new bridges today. Governor Snyder has been urging voter rejection of all five constitutional amendment issues in next week’s election.
Earlier in the day, key backers of Proposal Six, the International Bridge proposal, had their say in Grand Rapids. Prop Six would require a public vote on any new crossings between Michigan and Canada.
Dan Stamper is President of the privately owned Ambassador Bridge, and decried what he called “personal attacks” by Snyder on bridge owner Matty Maroun.
But Stamper didn’t miss the chance to level a blast of his own against the governor, accusing him of throwing “every Michigan working family and business under the bus on behalf of Canada and his personal request to the federal highway administration to waive the “Buy American” law so it doesn’t apply to the project.”
Stamper urged Snyder to change his mind and support Proposal Six and suggested plans for a new government owned Detroit-to-Canada bridge were “already dead.”
Maroun has so far spent $30 million dollars of his own money convincing voters to give Proposal Six the green light.
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