As coasts flood, Michigan towns must choose what to save and what can wait

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In coastal communities around the state, the mounting cost to repair or relocate threatened public infrastructure has collided with fiscal belt-tightening tied to COVID-19. An economic downturn caused by the pandemic has punched a $6.2 billion hole in Michigan’s budget and done extensive damage to federal and local budgets, leaving less available to respond to high lake levels.

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