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Michigan lawmakers spread millions in pork. Did your town get a cut?

Feb. 1, 2019: Gov. Whitmer rips Republican pork deals, but won’t block them
Update: Michigan Gov. Snyder swapped pork projects for votes in lame duck

Related: See what Michigan lame-duck bills we're tracking

Michigan legislators went deep into the morning before approving a wide-ranging, $1.3 billion spending plan. Accompanying that plan was $115 million directed to projects large and small across the state -- pet projects of the legislators who overwhelmingly approved the bill.

Below is a list of all the projects and where they're located in Michigan. Did your community get a piece of bacon? Check out the list.

No.RecipientAmount
1Gogebic Community College$2.0 million
2Rochester Hills Park$200,000
3Michigan Research Institute (Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County)$750,000
4Chaldean Community Foundation$500,000
5Macomb Co. Retention Basin$3.0 million
6War Memorial Hospital (Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie)$1.3 million
7Leelanau County Discovery Pier$2.0 million
8Oscoda Water Line PFAs$580,000
9Michilimackinac Historical Cultural Center$1.0 million
10McLaren Petoskey$1.0 million
11Primary Care Clinic$200,000
12MiHIN (East Lansing)$1.5 million
13TART Trails (Leelanau County)$162,000
14St. Clair CC: STEM Children's Museum$400,000
15Home Confinement Inc. (Oakland County)$500,000
16SW Michigan First Talent Strategy (covering Kalamazoo and nearby counties)$466,000
17MEDC Large Special Event's Fund$1.5 million
18Stottlemeyer Park (Westland, Wayne County)$150,000
19Detroit PAL$50,000
20Owosso Armory$327,500
21John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids$1.0 million
22Holy Cross$1.2 million
23EMU IT Hacker Program$1.0 million
24Mid-Michigan College$2.5 million
25Monroe Public Health$100,000
26Catholic charities addiction treatment$100,000
27PGA Detroit Economic Growth Association$2.0 million
28Traverse City School District Audit$700,000
29Willow Run$2.5 million
30Salem Township (Washtenaw County)$10.0 million
31Families Against Narcotics$75,000
32Jobs for MI Grads$1.0 million
33Dairy Plant - Kroger$2.0 million
34Henry Ford Kingswood IT$500,000
35St. Jude Iraq$200,000
36Flint Development Center: virtual library$50,000
37City of Lansing Road Improvements$3.3 million
38Bridge Rehab Bagley Street$2.7 million
39Road Detour Manistee$300,000
40St. Clair Co. Rd Commission$200,000
41American Center For Mobility Tech Park$10.0 million
42Muskegon Industrial Park$4.0 million
43Inkster Park Band Shell$150,000
44Grand Traverse Civic Center Amphitheater$147,000
45Muskegon Lake cleanup$5.0 million
46Impression 5 Science Center$100,000
47Dearborn Heights Fire Department$300,000
48Buffalo Soldiers Stable and Fence upgrade - Detroit$150,000
49GR Public Schools T2C Studio$300,000
50Grand Rapids Children's Museum STEAM lab$1.5 million
51Kids' Food Basket$350,000
52Grand Rapids JA Free Enterprise Center$250,000
53Lowell Showboat$1.3 million
54Gerald R. Ford Airport Improvements$5.0 million
55West Michigan Amphitheater$5.0 million
56Protect and Grow program$500,000
57South Haven American Legion$85,000
58Van Buren County School Safety Grant$500,000
59Midland/Gladwin county dam project$5.0 million
60Spring Lake/Grand Haven wastewater$2.5 million
61Grand Haven pavilion$1.5 million
62Sloan Museum$500,000
63Paving of White Pine Trail$3.0 million
64McDevitt Ave from US-127 to Francis Street in Jackson$3.7 million
65Mental Health and Substance Abuse Pilot (Hope Network)$3.75 million
66Flint Schools HVAC Repairs$208,000
67Food Forward FARM incubator$2.0 million
68Sherman Blvd Investment attraction/safe neighbor$3.0 million
69Restore the Rapids (Grand Rapids)$2.0 million
70Beaver Island Ferry$1.0 million
71Mackinac Island road improvement$500,000
72Escanaba River environmental project$936,000
73Sheldon House renovations$214,000
74Traverse City DDA Civic Square$2.0 million

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