As President Joe Biden sought to salvage his plans to overhaul America's infrastructure last week, he made an appearance in Michigan, a state where the dilapidated condition of roads remains a long-standing political and economic concern.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared alongside Biden, touting the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and larger $3.5 trillion package Congress is now considering. At the same time, she's moving forward with her own plans to ready Michigan for an electric vehicle era.
Whitmer has rolled out a series of EV-related initiatives over the past month intended to bolster charging networks around the state and Midwest region as well as spur job growth in the transportation-technology sector.