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Macomb Co.’s Candice Miller to White House: Underground infrastructure as crucial as bridges, roads

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Michigan Radio
The pre-construction sinkhole in Fraser.

As much of the nation focused on testimony last Thursday from former FBI Director James Comey, there were some who headed to the White House to talk infrastructure with the President and Vice President.

Among the group of some 40 officials was Candice Miller, former congresswoman and now Macomb County Public Works Commissioner.

As the face of Michigan during the White House meeting, Miller delivered a message about “handicaps and restrictions” that cost money and time on infrastructure investment.

“You have lot of duplicative kinds of requirements and permitting requirements that happen at the federal level, that are happening at the same time at the state level ... how might you be able to streamline that process and expedite? You know, time is money,” Miller said.

She also highlighted underground infrastructure.

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