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LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose plan for a large gas tax increase was rejected last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature, announced a $3.5-billion borrowing plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads in her second State of the State address Wednesday.

She said her plan, which does not require legislative approval, will either add or expand 122 major road projects and nearly double the amount of money available to fix roads over the next five years.

But the plan was criticized because it will increase state debt and because the money raised through the sale of bonds can only be spent on major highways in the state, not local roads.

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