Michigan governments sit on $11B from stimulus, as needs grow every day

October 25, 2021 Bridge Michigan

Battle Creek — Helping residents pay off nearly $2 million in delinquent utility bills.  Expanding high-speed internet access. Making major repairs at a wastewater treatment plant. There’s no shortage of ideas on how to spend a $30.5 million windfall of federal stimulus and COVID-19 recovery funds in Battle Creek, a working-class Michigan city where nearly 1 in 4 residents live in poverty.