(DETROIT, Mich.) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian officials announced Thursday an international agreement to build a second span to link Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, the Detroit News reports.
Officials say the $2.1 billion project will create thousands of jobs, make sure that Michigan remains at the center of investment and will not use any state funds. Canada will be responsible for the design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance of the New International Trade Crossing, while Michigan will retain considerable control through an International Authority. Some House Republicans, however, are skeptical that the project won't use any state funds, the paper says.
The deal does not require approval by the state Legislature, but is subject to approval by the U.S. Secretary of state.
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