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Snow Removal Budgets Being Depleted

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - While the local snow removal budgets are being depleted, Gov. Rick Snyder is telling 6 News he wants a "thoughtful and methodical" review of the situation before allocating any additional state dollars to shore up those budgets.

The GOP Vice Chair of the Transportation budget in the House is ready to send more money back home. "A push from the governor might make it move a little faster, but it's probably time to consider it with a lot of winter left," said Rep. Paul Muxlow.

As of now, local governments are in no danger of running out of money because they are borrowing from their summer budgets.

"They are managing it now. We still have money in the account. We all know the budgets are being blown for the summer," said Kirk Stuedle, the MDOT director.

But the governor is still trying to figure out a number before making any changes. "Let's let the snow settle a little bit. We're working to see what those numbers might be and what the situation is," said Snyder. "We're not going to drag our feet, but let's do this thoughtful and methodical. We still have another month of winter left."

It's not clear when MDOT will provide the numbers, but it is clear that Stuedle will be making the request to lawmakers to file in the holes in the local budgets.

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