LANSING, Mich., April 14, 2022 — House Bill 5656, a bill to extend the successful initiative that directs existing revitalization dollars to bringing grocery stores to downtowns and commercial corridors in urban areas, was reported from the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism on April 12. In response, state Rep. Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) released the following statement:

“I am pleased to report that House Bill 5656 was reported from committee this week. This is a crucial step toward ensuring that this successful program continues in Michigan. This initiative has already yielded results in Lansing, Flint and Port Huron, and we want to ensure that all of Michigan’s communities have access to grocery stores and healthy foods. I appreciate the support of my colleagues on the Committee on Commerce and Tourism, and I am looking forward to advancing this legislation further.”