Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal done to fix the crumbling roads before their self-imposed summer break.
You can’t miss it along the pothole-ravaged Beresford Street.
Time’s running short if Michigan is going to raise a lot more money to improve bumpy roads — a long source of frustration for drivers.
Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?
A top Michigan senator says he’s looking to raise $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion a year more to maintain deteriorating roads and bridges.
The fuel tax could equate to over 42 cents a gallon in five years — more than double the existing tax.
“One of the ways we got in trouble with our transportation funding was, by having cents-per-gallon, we sort of went backwards.”
Millions of dollars from a petroleum tax have been diverted to plug holes in the state budget and pay interest on debt, Michigan’s auditor general said Friday.
High-level talks over fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol, with Republican and Democratic leaders still unable to agree much on how to even start.
Gov. Snyder is having a tough time persuading the GOP-led Legislature to swallow an increase in the state gasoline tax from 19 cents to 33 cents a gallon and a hike in car license plate fees by 60 percent.