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Senator Peters talks infrastructure with northern Michiganders

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- It’s the most debated subject in Washington, D.C. infrastructure spending.

On Friday, one senator decided to find out how northern Michigan feels about it

Senator Gary Peters continued his Statewide Building a Stronger Michigan Listening Tour.

The round table discussion with local leaders included the president of NMC, Munson Health Care, and Traverse City’s mayor, to name a few.

The senator heard what local issues leaders feel need to be addressed when it comes to infrastructure spending being debated in Congress right now.

Many of the topics were large ticket items, which is why the senator said he feels hearing from those directly impacted is critical.

"In the world, the United States ranks number 13 In terms of our infrastructure, 13,” Peters said. “I don't want to be 13th on any list is the United States of America we are the greatest country in the world. We have to aspire to be number one."

Senator Peters said he is focusing on investing in long-term projects to create jobs in our state, and provide a boost to local economies.