LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called for spending a “historic” $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.

They were the latest proposals added to the mix as the Democratic governor and GOP-led Legislature consider how to use $6.5 billion in discretionary COVID-19 funding included in a rescue package enacted by Congress and President Joe Biden.

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