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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding hikes guaranteed through 2026

By: Sheri Mcwhirter, Traverse City Record-Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — The guarantee of at least five more years of federal funding earmarked for the benefit of the Great Lakes happened the first week of January — among all the other national news.

Lame-duck President Donald Trump signed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act into law on Jan. 5, an action nearly lost amid the other news coming out of Washington, D.C. The bill by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters extended the GLRI through 2026, when it had been set to end at the end of the 2021 fiscal year.

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