Mystery Michigan project almost got $5.5M in taxpayer cash


By Jack Spencer | Michigan Capitol Confidential

Few details are known about the P20 Pyramid project slated for Kent County, yet all but two Senate Republicans voted for it twice and it nearly received $5.5 million in funding from the state.

Sen. Mark Jansen, R-Gaines Township, pushed for the funding, but has been silent about his efforts. Most recently, Gov. Rick Snyder walked away from the idea of giving the project taxpayer money.

Described as a “public/private partnership, Pyramid P20 education hub,” the project was promoted as a way to increase the number of students in Michigan who would be proficient in high-tech STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. It was to be located in the Gaines Township portion of Grand Rapids.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.