Lansing City Council approved a $218.6 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year that allocates more money for road upkeep and code enforcement.

Council also voted Monday night to slash by half the city's subsidy to the Lansing City Market.

The budget, a 4.9 % increase over 2018, was approved unanimously by members of the Council.  It includes $134.3 million for the general fund.

Most Lansing Roads are in poor condition, according to the Lansing State Journal.  Local officials say the state of Michigan is to blame for decades of insufficient funding.

The city says it would need $25 million in additional project funding just to maintain the roads in their existing state.  Millions more would be needed to restore the roads to good or fair condition.

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