Michigan's senators want to create a federal
program to help pay for the preservation of historic lighthouses.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have introduced a bill
to let states and nonprofit organizations apply for competitive
grants to restore and maintain lighthouses.
The two Democrats say the pilot program would distribute $20
million a year for three years. Funds would be distributed based on
the percentage of historic lighthouses in each state.
Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.
The bill was introduced Wednesday and referred to the Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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