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Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Lawmakers Face Pivotal Point In Road Funding Talks

It’s crunch time for Michigan lawmakers to reach a deal to address deteriorating roads and bridges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2014

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House Approves Road Funding Bill, Using Money Which Would Go To Schools, Local Governments

The Republican-led Senate recently voted to more than double Michigan’s 19-cents-a-gallon gas tax to boost road funding.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2014

FILE PHOTO. This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze/thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Pushing For Gas Tax Hike, Snyder Releases Video Exhibiting State’s Crumbling Roads

“It’s time to fix the roads,” the governor says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2014

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

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What Michigan Gas Tax Hike Could Cost At Pump

A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more a month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for road repairs.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2014

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Michigan Senate Votes To Double Gas Tax To Pay For Road Repairs

The Michigan Senate has voted to double the state gasoline tax over four years to raise at least $1 billion to fix roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2014

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Terri Lynn Land, Gary Peters Spar Over Her Plan To Slash Gas Tax

The idea is that by reducing Washington’s middleman role, money would be saved through less “red tape” and bureaucracy. Land estimates savings of up to 20 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2014

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What Lawmakers Did, Didn’t Do Before Summer Break

Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2014

Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (credit: istock)

Michigan Legislature Adjourns Without Gas Tax Hike

Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

Inside the Capitol dome in Lansing. (credit: istock)

State Lawmakers Rush To Try To Reach Deal On Road Repair Funding

Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal done to fix the crumbling roads before their self-imposed summer break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

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