During a visit to Wayne State University on Monday, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation committing more than $300 million to higher education construction projects across the state, including a new bio-medical research building for WSU.

"These investments allow higher education in Michigan to stay on the cutting-edge," Snyder said. "Our colleges and universities play a critical role in Michigan's future. I am pleased that we are able to support these worthwhile projects."

House Bill 5541 echoes the recommendations of Snyder's fiscal year 2013 Executive Budget to invest in higher education. It includes a commitment of more than $304 million to fund 18 construction projects statewide.