Area legislators to host town hall in Hillsdale on road funding proposal

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LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mike Shirkey and Rep. Eric Leutheuser are hosting a free, public town hall about the May statewide road funding ballot proposal featuring a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) representative on Monday, March 23 in Hillsdale.

Shirkey and Leutheuser are encouraging residents of Hillsdale County interested in the road funding issue to attend the meeting and hear the MDOT speaker discuss the ballot initiative coming before voters in May.

“Our goal is to give voters every opportunity to learn about the content of this proposal,” said Shirkey, R-Clarklake. “This event in Hillsdale County, with an experienced person from MDOT speaking, will allow folks to hear more about the ins and outs of this important issue.

“Your vote this May will determine the outcome of road funding in Michigan.”

The town hall will be held on Monday, March 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hillsdale Senior Center, 320 W. Bacon Road, Hillsdale.

“This is obviously not a simple issue, and there is a lot of information out there,” said Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale. “But it is an important issue that affects everyone. We hope folks will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more.”

The event is free to attend and will provide voters with the information they need to cast their vote this May.

For more information, contact Shirkey’s office at 1-517-373-5932.